Here in Waltham Forest we are having parkland used for Olympic car parking. Whereas in central London it will be requisitioned for partying.
Russian Olympic chiefs are to take over Marble Arch and turn it into a stunning party venue for the 2012 Games.
Details of a multi-million-pound deal to establish “Russia House” on the West End traffic island are being finalised with Westminster council.
A temporary multi-storey canopy will be erected around the arch and some of the surrounding parkland will be requisitioned.
The Marble Arch site is close to the cluster of Park Lane hotels to be used by Olympic VIPs and will be connected to the network of priority road lanes for officials and sponsors.