The Essex 2012 Legacy team was established in 2006 to lead a partnership of organisations to secure a legacy in Essex, following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Legacy Team at Essex County Council has created unique partnerships with, The Salvation Army, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, Visit Essex and Active Essex as well as Borough, District and City Councils across Essex.
With the help of its community partners and a variety of projects across the County, the Essex Legacy team aim to inspire and encourage people in sporting activity. In addition, through education we are keen to instil in schools the Olympic and Paralympic values of respect and inspiration.
Hadleigh Farm and Country Park Legacy
One of the Legacy’s main projects is the development the Hadleigh Farm Olympic Mountain Bike course and Country Park to make it more accessible for the public. Ultimately creating an enjoyable place for locals and visitors alike to walk, ride and make the most of the sites’ natural beauty, historical and sporting features. This project is due for completion in Spring 2015.
Essex has a strong Sports Partnership made up of Essex County Council, Active Essex, Local Authority Sports Development Officers, School Sports Partnerships as well as Sport and leisure organisations. They all work closely to maximise the impact of the London 2012 Games creating a legacy in Essex through increasing Physical Activity and Sport across the county.