The London 2012 Games
Which London 2012
Olympic and Paralympic Games event will Broxbourne
As you walk through Broxbourne in the summer of 2012 you will
notice a sense of anticipation in the air. Streets will be
transformed with banners containing the emblem of the London 2012
Games. There will be a carnival-feeling as spectators from all
parts of the globe come to Broxbourne to see the world’s greatest
canoeists compete for Gold. Broxbourne can feel proud of hosting
the White Water Canoe Slalom competition as part of the London 2012
Olympic Games, being at the centre of the excitement, and
ultimately playing a part in the greatest sporting event in the
A safe and secure
Delivering a safe and secure Games is a top priority for
Hertfordshire Constabulary. The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Olympic Planning Team is busy finalising plans for a smooth
policing operation that will ensure spectators visiting the Lee
Valley White Water Centre can enjoy this once in a lifetime
Despite all the excitement that will be happening at the venue,
residents can be assured that local policing will not be affected
in any way. Officers from the Borough’s safer neighbourhood teams
will continue to carry out their patrols as normal and will be
addressing the concerns that matter to local people, such as
anti-social behaviour. Residents will still be able to meet
with their local officers at one of their many neighbourhood
‘surgeries’ or other events.
The police are also working with the Council and Hertfordshire
County Council to help minimise disruption to residents, businesses
To find out more about how the police’s plans for the Games,
visit the Herts Police website.
Where will the White Water Canoe
Slalom event be held?
The London 2012 Games Canoe
Slalom will be held at the purpose-built, state of the art,
artificial White Water Centre in the Lee Valley Park, just off
Station Road, in Waltham Cross. 82 athletes will be competing in
the White Water Canoe Slalom competitions for four Olympic gold
How will visitors get to the Lee
Valley White Water Centre?
By Park and Ride –
Driving to the London 2012 Games Canoe Slalom will be discouraged,
with permits required to park in the area. If you are driving you
will be able to park at either Hertfordshire University Campus in
Hatfield or North Weald Aerodrome in Essex. From here coaches will
be laid on that will take you to the event. You will find the
details on your ticket.
By Train -
Alternatively you can take the train from central London to
Cheshunt Station, and from here walk through Lee Valley Park to the
White Water Centre.
After the London 2012 Games you will
be able to get to the White Water Centre by taking the train to
Waltham Cross Station and walking along Eleanor Cross Road to
Station Road, and left through the main gate into the centre.
cycling - Some spectators will walk to the White Water
Centre from the Athletes’ Village in Stratford, or other parts of
the area, while some will cycle. Free, secure, managed cycle
parking will be provided to the north-east of the venue. The venue
is about 11 miles from the Athletes’ Village, travelling along the
Lee Valley Pathway. It is also located on the National Cycle
Network route 1 and 61.
By Bus –Spectators
can take the 279 bus from central London, and the 317 from Enfield,
both to Waltham Cross. They can also take buses directly to the
facility via the 242 from Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar,
passing through Cheshunt. The 310 or 311 can be taken from
Hertford, or the C3 or C3X from Harlow; both passing through
Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, and Theobalds Grove Station. The 213 from
Epping can be taken, or the 555, 250, or 240 from Loughton, all
passing through Waltham Abbey and drop off directly at the site.
Please see the bus map here.
will it take place?
The London 2012 Games Canoe Slalom
will be held over five days from Sunday 29 July. The table below
gives days, dates and times at which the event will take place.
|29 July 2012
|30 July 2012
|31 July 2012
|1 August 2012
|2 August 2012
Broxbourne Council is working hard to ensure that The London
2012 Games bring real long term benefits to the area, and that
residents can enjoy the festival atmosphere of the Games.