Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Olympic Newts Are Coming

According to the BBC:

A colony of endangered newts is being relocated for the 2012 Olympics, it has emerged. About £450 - the equivalent of renting a double room for a month in the area - will be spent on moving each newt to make way for a new circuit.

The great crested newts will be placed in a safe area within the new facility at Hog Hill, Redbridge, east London. The LDA had to ensure the newts' safety as the creatures are protected by law. The new circuit will replace the Eastway Cycle Circuit in Stratford, which will become the Olympic Velopark.

So now we know what Redbridge is getting from the games...

UPDATE: According to the BBC again (featured on www.barkingside21.blogspot.com ) the newts are already on site and are just being moved locally, so we will have to keep asking what Redbridge is getting...

2 comments:

judith said...

So up and up go the cost of the wretched Olympics, and now only Balfour Beatty is interested in building the Hadid Swimming Pool - they will be able to charge what they like. Not only will there be no competition, but there will be an extreme shortage of constructors, engineers, materials and skilled management, because of the level of home and infrastructure constructions envisaged. And that's without taking Crossrail into consideration.

Me, I'd start buying shares in BalfourBeatty.

weggis said...

"Stung" is what we are getting!