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55. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
promise to be one of the greatest sporting events in UK history.
It is also hoped that the Games will be a symbol of the UK's economic
vitality, social and cultural renewal, and standing on the global
stage. As a result,
the safe and secure delivery of a successful Games is a key priority
for the Government.
56. Due to the sheer scale of the Games, a variety
of policing techniques are required throughout London and the
UK. The proposal to erect a MBDC on Wanstead Flats will help the
MPS meet their policing and security challenges, particularly
in relation to the Olympic Park. Whilst we recommend that the
draft Order enabling this to happen should be approved, the manner
in which the proposal was presented has caused unnecessary worry
amongst some local residents. This situation may have been avoided
to a large extent if the Department had taken a more sensitive
approach to the consultation process.
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