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Parking barriers installed in Stratford as Locog steps up security

Parking barriers installed in Stratford as Locog steps up security
The Olympic Park in Stratford will require parking barriers over the next year after the London 2012 Organising Committee (Locog) announced that vehicle screening checks will be taking place at the site.

Security is being stepped up in east London as the beginning of the Olympic Games draws ever closer, while the opening of the Westfield shopping centre next week (September 13th) will lead to more visitors to the area.

Because of this, vehicles will be checked on arrival by security officials to ensure that safety is not compromised. Checks will end when the 2012 Games are completed.

Locog chief executive officer Paul Deighton said that the security improvements are a "priority" as organisers look to deliver a safe and secure Games.

He explained: "We will make the checks as quick and unobtrusive as possible - we are confident that shoppers will recognise the need for us to be vigilant and carry out these checks.

"We are also committed to working with the local community to ensure that vehicle screenings have a minimal impact on their daily lives."

Parking barriers have also been installed at a Stevenage hospital ahead of the opening of a new multi-storey car park.

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Date: 07/09/2011 12:52:44

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