2012 Olympic Campsite Announced
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A deal has been signed this week to create a 320-pitch campsite at the Waterworks Nature Reserve and Golf Centre in Leyton during the 2012 Olympic Games.

The announcement from The Camping and Caravanning Club on Monday stated that the site, off Lammas Road, will in use from Friday July 20 2012 until Thursday August 16, and will feature "full" camping facilities and onsite catering.

The location was selected following the Caravan Club's decision to pull out of plans to create a 1,300-pitch campsite at the childhood home of hurdler Sally Gunnell in Chigwell following strong local opposition.

Pitches at the Nature Reserve will cost upwards of £45 per night, based on a minimum three-night stay.

Alan Butler, Parklands and Venues Assistant Director at the authority, said: “We are pleased to work in partnership with The Camping and Caravanning Club in offering accommodation within close proximity to the Olympic Park.

“We share the Club’s commitment to high standards and environmental credentials and believe that by working together, we can provide visitors with affordable accommodation."

Camping and Caravanning Club membership services director Paul Jones added: “To have secured an event site so close to the Olympic Park is a major coup for the club and only helps strengthen our campsite portfolio during the summer of 2012.

“We are continuing to work with a number of partners to help ensure the success of these temporary campsites.”

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