FARA members may recall a recent consultation on how to use the £170,000 that the Met Police will pay for their controversial police base on Wanstead Flats during the Olympics. A limited range of options was given: FARA favoured restoring the tree avenues in Bush Wood, but the final vote went to relining Jubilee Pond. (People who pass this part of the Flats regularly will be aware this pond is somewhat leaky and prone to drying up.)
The decision has not gone down well with some locals, who think the Corporation of London should have stumped up for the repairs, allowing the new money to be used for something else. See the local Guardian for more on this story.