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Nominate Your Local Champions for Olympic Tickets - Deadline Friday 29th June 2012

Author: Jane Boreham Published: 13th June 2012 15:06
Lizzie Neave K1 Team GB 2012 Olympics in action


Olympics tickets were sold out months ago, but nine lucky residents and their guests will still go to the Games. Epping Forest District Council has eight pairs of tickets and one set of three for the London 2012 Olympic Canoe Slalom Event at Lee Valley White Water Centre to give away.

The tickets will be given to local residents nominated by their families, friends, neighbours or colleagues.

Nominations can be made on-line via Epping Forest District Council website:


Or you can request a form by e-mail contactus@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or call 01992 564288 that can be posted.

Forms must be delivered to Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BZ by Friday 29 June.

A panel of councillors made up of the Chairman of Council Councillor Brian Rolfe, Vice-Chairman Councillor Mary Sartin and Leisure and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder Councillor Liz Webster will decide who the lucky recipients will be.

Councillor Liz Webster is the newly appointed Mayor of Waltham Abbey and also Epping Forest District Council's ‘Olympics Champion'. She said: "Giving these tickets away is going to be one of the most pleasant tasks of the year. If you know someone who lives in the district and deserves a ticket, make a nomination today. All we want is names, contact details and why you think this person deserves Olympics tickets."

The Lee Valley White Water Centre, a stone's throw from Waltham Abbey, is due to host five days of Olympic competition from 29th July to 2nd August.  As one of the councils helping to deliver London 2012, Epping Forest District Council was invited to bid for tickets. The Council is also presenting ten tickets to King Harold Business and Enterprise Academy.  Five tickets each are to be presented to Oak View School in Loughton, St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood and Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs.

The Epping Forest Citizen of the Year Margaret Lawrance and Young Citizen of the Year Cody Smart are to receive tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies in the Olympic Stadium. Citizen of the Year runners-up Ron Stone and Sheila Shelbourne receive tickets for the Canoe Slalom. Young Citizen runner-up Joshua Mills is to attend the Olympic Mountain Bike Event at Hadleigh Farm.

Councillor Webster added: "Epping Forest district has played a significant role behind the scenes in the delivery of 2012. We supported the development of the White Water Centre on the Herts-Essex border and will provide park and ride from North Weald for the days of competition. On the M11 at Chigwell, a largely unpublicised but vital staging area for construction traffic channelled thousands of vehicles delivering supplies and services to Stratford.  The long-term legacy in terms of inward investment, tourism and facilities for young people will pay dividends for many years to come. It is marvellous to celebrate these achievements with our residents by giving away these tickets."

Remember the deadline for nomination forms is FRIDAY 29th JUNE - what an amazing prize for a local community champion to receive!  Don't delay nominate on-line or request a form today.

Photo by Site Editor Kate Towerzey of Lizzie Neave in action during an outstanding performance at the Olympic trial selections.  Lizzie is our medal hopeful for the Women's K1 event at London 2012 Olympics Canoe Slalom to be held at Lee Valley White Water Centre. We have a very strong Olympic Squad ready to win gold for Great Britain!


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