Yesterday we asked what City Hall was planning to do with London’s Olympic volunteering legacy after Veronica Wadley, in charge of the programme, didn’t seem to have any vision or ideas. Turns out there was a plan all along, she just evidently didn’t want to tell the London Assembly about it. (Seems a bit weird to put a press embargo above accountability and transparency, but there you go.)
London Ambassadors are back at St Pancras until 11 November, in a pilot scheme to welcome people getting off the Eurostar. Around 175 Ambassadors will be in Trafalgar Square tomorrow to help NFL fans coming to London for the fan rally, and at Wembley for the game on Sunday. Other pilots include selling poppies on 1 November, popping up at events at the O2, Saracens home games and Gatwick next year.
Of the 8,000 who took part in the original scheme, 2,000 want to be involved in the pilots. They’re doing exactly what they did – and were so good at – in summer. Is this what they should be doing, or is there scope for the volunteers to do more?