2012 Games legacy
Hackney experienced an extraordinary year in 2012 with the Olympic and Paralympic Games bringing people together to celebrate. Making sure that as many residents as possible could get involved with and enjoy the Games was very important to the council, but more important were the long-term benefits we could secure for our borough.
We have already secured a range of benefits including:
- improvements to facilities on Hackney Marshes worth £14.9m
- 268 grants awarded to young athletes
- BT Sport moving to Hackney Wick with 300 jobs
- four new London Overground stations
- two new riverside parks spanning 28 acres.
The full transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will take up to 20 years and we will continue to work with our partners and lobby on behalf of our residents to secure the legacy Hackney deserves.
Free entry to music events in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Hundreds of pairs of tickets to major music events in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer are up for grabs for free thanks to a deal between Hackney Council, London Legacy Development Corporation and Live Nation.
Volunteer at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This summer, just a year on from the Games, a series of concerts and festivals will take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ahead of its full opening in spring 2014.
Once again volunteers will have a key role in helping to ensure the success of this summer's concerts and festivals and will be responsible for welcoming visitors to the park.
Lollibop children's festival - residents' offer
The Lollibop children's festival is coming to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer and residents will have access to exclusive discounts as a result of living in a host borough.
London's growth boroughs
As the Growth Boroughs Partnership, the six London boroughs that hosted the Olympics are working together to make sure the regeneration of east and south east London benefits everyone who lives and works there.
Hackney during the Olympic and Paralympic Games
View photos from the many events that took place in Hackney during the Olympic summer of 2012 in our Flickr slideshow below.
Page updated: 19 Jun 2013