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BBC News package about the missiles. No voxpops.
I don’t know about you, but I always feel far more informed after I’ve watched three voxpops. Thank goodness they didn’t interview anyone important.
Missiles on Blackheath Common – ITV News
Councillor Kevin Bonavia has sent a copy of the MoD leaflet over. You can view it here.
Don’t forget – they haven’t taken a decision on whether to deploy missiles on the heath yet. I’m sure they’ll come to their senses after a short period of consultation. Because that’s what usually happens.
As currently being reported on the Blackheath Society’s site, the MoD will be holding a touchy-feely “come and look at our missiles day” on May 4th.
As part of a National exercise for Olympic security from May 2nd – May 10th, a Ground Based Air Defence Unit will operate on Blackheath from 2nd May. Residents are invited to meet the team on 4th May from 16.00 – 19.000. These timings are subject to change.
See their very exciting website called Operation Olympics Defence Support to London 2012. Not Operation Appease The US with a Frankly Unworkable Security Plan. Yay for the Olympics. What utter nonsense.
See other missile-madness related stories from this blog.
PS – Liked Ed’s comment on the Big Screen story:
Will the big screen show the missile launches too?
UPDATE: There’s a newer post about this event here.
The timetable for the Olympics “big screen” on Blackheath has been released:
27 July 7.30pm-12.30am
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
The Lewisham Big Screen will show live coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
27 July – 12 August
Live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Watch live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games on a big screen on Blackheath
28 July 12 noon-7pm
Music, dance and song from Lewisham’s talented young people
29 July 12 noon-10.30pm
A day of song and music from choirs around the borough – and the BBC Singers
30 July 6-11pm
Blackheath Halls presents The Icarus Club
The Icarus Club – promoting and encouraging singer/songwriters and instrumentalists
31 July 2-4pm
21st Century Tea Dance
Positive Ageing Council and the Young Mayor present the 21st Century Tea Dance
1 August 1-5pm
Music and sport – a London 2012 combination
Mayor’s Quiz Night
Quiz night in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity – The Lavender Trust
4 August 12 noon-10.30pm
Super Saturday – stalls, performers, entertainment galore
8 August 7-9.30pm
The Big Conversation
Join the Big Conversation – and find out what’s important to you
9 August 1-5pm
Southern Exposure PG Fim Marathon
26 films from 26 young directors
10 August 12 noon-10.30pm
A day of stories, performance poets, readings and verse
11 August From 12 noon
A day of street performances
12 August 7.30-10.30pm
London 2012 Closing Ceremony