Olympic Scale Disruption

Apparently the Torch is passing through Cardiff on 25th May 2012 ahead of the 2012 London Olympics. Some sort of celebration is going to happen in Bute Park that evening, and the preparations started earlier this week. Yet more heavy vehicle movements. Yet more temporary buildings. Yet more damage Cooper’s Fields (which will probably never be repaired). Yet more denial of public access to a public Park.

Any why on Earth does such a huge area have to be sealed off for two whole weeks just to make way for an event that will only last a few hours? What a waste of time! And I dread to think how much it’s going to cost…

8 Responses to “Olympic Scale Disruption”

  1. Bryn Jones Says:

    You’re complaining in Cardiff? How do you think we feel about the Olympics in East London?

    • telescoper Says:

      If it were the Cardiff Olympics there’d be more of an excuse for all this crap. As it is, we’ve only got the underwater tiddlywinks.

    • Bryn Jones Says:

      They’ve demolished half of Stratford at a cost of £9 thousand million. The “Olympic Park” has been fenced off for years with stern security guards patrolling the perimeter, which runs along the canal tow path.

      There is a large, shiny, expensive new shopping centre in Stratford, which is perhaps one consolation.

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    Warning of plant movement round the park? Triffids?

  3. You’re such a grouch. This is the world’s premier marketing event for junk food, fizzy drinks and the like* – surely that’s worth a little inconvenience? And how about the legacy – rising bollards in Westgate Street!! – you’d never have thought that one up would you?

    *the tobacco industry may have missed a trick on this one.

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