Published on April 14, 2008
Slide1: Get Active Get involved Slide2: The Greatest show on Earth? 200+ Countries 30+ events (excluding the various disciplines) 75,000 liters of milk 30,000 beds 15,000km of toilet roll! But its about a lot more than just sports…. Why is BDC involved: Explore and maximise the potential benefits of the games for the community Assess and try to limit the potential threats an event of this size could pose to our District Why is BDC involved Threats : Economic impact of London 2012 could be negative Resources flowing from the District Loss of external funding (e.g. Lottery money) Doing nothing is not an option! Must get involved early to fight for our share! Threats Opportunities : Opportunities for tourism and economic benefit Getting our communities active, healthier and safer Community cohesion by developing a feel good factor and enhanced pride To create a significant cultural and sporting legacy Build partnerships with local businesses to enhance investment in sporting and cultural facilities Opportunities Braintree District: Setting the Pace: Cabinet London 2012 Olympic Working group Not in charge of the Districts Olympic involvement Feel we are well placed to take a lead Have developed links with key regional and national strategic groups Braintree District: Setting the Pace Braintree District: Setting the Pace : Held Community Consultation Event Schools, Sports Groups, Community Leaders Gathered feedback Set up stakeholder database (still expanding!) Regular contact and mail-outs Held Business Breakfast Briefing Event …Along with Business Link, ECC and a number of business sponsors Advised Businesses on their engagement with the games Engaged with a number of key local partners MDP Weathersfield PACT Submitted a proposal of facilities to LOCOG Braintree District: Setting the Pace Visions and AmbitionsBy the end of 2012, everyone in the Braintree district will have been given the opportunity to celebrate the spirit and excitement of the Olympic ideal, enjoy improved health, and be part of a strong and vibrant community. : Visions and Ambitions By the end of 2012, everyone in the Braintree district will have been given the opportunity to celebrate the spirit and excitement of the Olympic ideal, enjoy improved health, and be part of a strong and vibrant community. Young People: The Community Our local infrastructure and economy Building a local legacy : Building a local legacy 2012 as a ‘catalyst’ for transforming our community. Must think long term (beyond 2012) Strategic partnerships. Started Early 5 Years, 5 Months 6 Days!: 5 Years, 5 Months 6 Days! Not long to go! A lot of work still to do Already have a winning team in Braintree!