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GLV 2012 Volunteering Legacy, get set, GO! event at City Hall, 9th March 2009

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    • Environmental Volunteering Matthew Watts 9 th March 2009
    • Environmental Volunteering
    • Volunteering in East London
      • Some of the most deprived communities in UK
      • Higher levels of litter, vandalism, graffiti etc
      • Issues with access to nature
      • People concerned with local issues
    • Local Environment Programme
      • Vision:
        • ‘ for communities surrounding the Olympic Park to secure lasting environmental benefits by exploiting the catalytic effect of the Games’
      • Two outcomes
        • Improved environmental quality
        • Increase environmental awareness, capacity and skills of local community
    • Our Plans
      • Raise profile of existing initiatives
      • Assist community led action
      • Working with our Partners
    • Existing Initiatives
      • Greening the Greenway
      • Enhancement of London’s waterways
      • Protection of the Lee Valley
      • Green Gyms
      • Addressing deficiency of trees in parts of east London
    • Community Led Initiatives
      • Creation of Community Fund
      • £20K for small scale local initiatives
      • Signposting to existing community resources e.g. toolkits, other sources of funding etc
    • Future Plans
      • Continued support of locally led projects
      • Creation of new initiatives
      • Employment opportunities
    • Milestones Programme Launch Community Fund Opens Volunteers Consultation Completed Review & Plan Next Steps 19 th March April 2009 June 2009 Summer 2009
    • Contact Details
      • Matthew Watts
      • Manager, Local Environment Programme
      • [email_address]
      • www.london2012.com