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PRESS RELEASE

OLYMPIC CHIEF TO EXPLAIN FACE-TO-FACE TO 86YR OLD ALBERT WHY HE HAS
TO LEAVE THE PLOT HE HAS WORKED SINCE BOYHOOD.

Following a year long campaign by Manor Gardening Society, Gareth
Blacker, Director of Development of the Olympics for the LDA will
finally meet face to face with Albert and 83 yr old Tom on their
plots. He will also try to explain to 10yr old Boris, who is so
passionate about his parents plot that he wants to inherit it so he
can leave it to his son. He celebrated his coming of age in
traditional Turkish style at the allotments on Sunday.

Mr Blacker plans to tell the gardeners at the 100 year old
allotments, bequeathed by Major Villiers to be allotments in
perpetuity, that they have to move to make way for a footpath needed
for the four week 'green' Olympics.

He will also meet with the steering group of plot holders, locallers
and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at UEL, Tak Hoshimo. They have
put together an alternative plan for retaining the plots. Mr Hoshimo
is clear that the allotments can and should be retained, in line with
modern sustainable architecture, to become the healthy heart and true
legacy of the post Olympic 'Legacy' Park. 'The plans I've seen would
not pass an architecture exam these days. Pieces of interesting and
highly effective land use such as this should form the basis for the
design, not be deleted to make way for iconic 19th century type civil
engineering.'

As writer, Iain Sinclair, said on the R4 Today Programme, 'We don't
want it (the regeneration) imagining for us. We don't want it
over-imagining. We want to imagine it for ourselves. I'm afraid that
the soul of this place, as encapsulated by places like Manor Garden
Allotments, will be lost. It's a magical place.'