London Olympic Stadium is "not being used" enough
The government has been called to appoint a minister to take overall responsibility for the â€˜underusedâ€™ London Olympic Stadium.
13:42 18 November 2013
The House of Lords Committee on Games Legacy has released a report titled Keeping The Flame Alive saying that the £429m London Olympic Stadium is not being used enough.
The proposal added that although the Olympics and Paralympics were “outstanding success” they are not convinced that present arrangements would deliver an “effective and robust” legacy.
Lord Harris, chairman of the Lords committee, said "We urge those concerned to think further on how the two most local football clubs might work together, including whether any difficulties can be ameliorated through wider community use of the stadium, which may include its occasional use by Leyton Orient FC if appropriate financial arrangement can be agreed.”
"There has been very substantial investment in the facilities. Given that this is a national asset and the focus should be on making the best use of it for the community, this squabble is not helpful.
"At the moment our concern is that there are too many closed minds about this."