Police Olympics base on Wanstead Flats?

It has recently been reported that the Police are looking to set up a temporary base on Wanstead Flats during the London Olympics in 2012.

"The proposal is to use a small area of the Flats as a temporary briefing centre for officers working on the Olympic policing operation, covering important areas such as the Olympic Park and Stadium. Our proposal does not include any permanent structures and the land would be restored to its current condition after use."

It is believed that the area in question is west of Centre road where the fair is normally situated.

It is not currently known if they will be given permission for this by the City of London, as the flats are protected under the Epping Forest Act 1878.

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