Drive to remember Olympic legacy in Kingston

Swindon Advertiser: Councillor Shiraz Mirza said Kingston's Olympic experience should be commemorated Councillor Shiraz Mirza said Kingston's Olympic experience should be commemorated

A Chessington councillor has started a campaign to get businesses behind a plaque or monument to commemorate the Olympics coming to Kingston.

During the summer Games, Kingston hosted the hugely successful cycle races and time trial events that saw cyclists cheered through the streets by excited crowds.

Councillor Shiraz Mirza was at the start of the torch relay at the Hook Centre where he saw former Olympic rower James Cracknell become the first torchbearer of the borough.

Coun Mirza said: “This is the only Olympics I have ever seen so closely. And a lot of it took place in Kingston. It made me feel very proud.

“I think we should have some kind of legacy in Kingston to mark the cycle races and torch being here.”

He said his own Shiraz Miraz Trust would be able to help fund some of it. Send your ideas to shiraz.mirza@councillors.kingston.gov.uk or call 020 8241 9938.

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8:41pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Beverly RA says...

Now, were should it be placed ? In the Market Sq, ? So all can see.
Now, were should it be placed ? In the Market Sq, ? So all can see. Beverly RA

1:46pm Thu 6 Sep 12

kingstonpaul says...

The Olympics were a fantastic feast for Kingston, especially the road races and time trials.
But I can't help thinking there are bigger issues our elected representatives should be focusing on. If businesses want to coomemorate the Games, fine, let them get on with it.
The best commemoration for the borough is our council doing its bit to harvest the businness and tourism legacy. A plaque outside a library in Hook really won't help achieve this
The Olympics were a fantastic feast for Kingston, especially the road races and time trials. But I can't help thinking there are bigger issues our elected representatives should be focusing on. If businesses want to coomemorate the Games, fine, let them get on with it. The best commemoration for the borough is our council doing its bit to harvest the businness and tourism legacy. A plaque outside a library in Hook really won't help achieve this kingstonpaul

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