Ahead of the canoe slalom event, Broxbourne Council has been awarded £270,000 from organising committee LOCOG and has itself allocated £50,000 to decorate the area.
The money will go towards decorating the immediate area next to the Lee Valley White Water Centre, which will be hosting the event from Sunday July 29 to Thursday August 2, and throughout the rest of the borough.
Plans include several features that will create a permanent legacy, such as a large sculpture of a 4.3m (14.1ft) high wooden chair in the Lee Valley Regional Park on the route between Cheshunt Station and the venue.
The application for the chair sculpture read: “From the outset, the borough council, and the other relevant authorities and agencies, have been anxious to ensure that the part of the Look and Feel funding is used to purchase some bespoke items and special items which can be retained after the Games as permanent legacy features to be enjoyed by local residents and businesses.
“As the pedestrian route from Cheshunt Station runs through attractive open countryside there are limited opportunities to formally dress this area.
“Features such as the proposed large chair are designed to contribute to an enjoyable and fun day out.”
Other items in the area will be a commemorative shield on Waltham Abbey’s Highbridge Street roundabout, a floral display near the white-water centre and white-water artwork on concrete walls along Winston Churchill Way in Waltham Cross.
There will also be boards of information about white-water rafting in the Lee Valley Regional Park.
The main focus of the plans is to decorate the area around the white-water centre with lamppost banners, bunting, fencing and barriers.
This will include from Junctions 25 and 26 to the white-water centre, Waltham Abbey and Waltham Cross town centres and the final mile between Cheshunt Station and the venue.
During the Olympics there will be lamppost banners in Hoddesdon town centre, and in Cheshunt along Windmill Lane and around the Old Pond.
There are also plans to illuminate the council offices and the Old Pond fountain in Olympic colours.
Hanging baskets will also be placed around the borough in Waltham Cross, Hoddesdon and Goffs Oak.
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