Blog: London Olympics imperil old salmon smokery
Catherine Sleep | 18 October 2005
I’m chuffed the 2012 Olympics have been awarded to London. I’m less chuffed that the development is threatening the continued existence of the last salmon smokery in East London. Forman & Field, the artisan food company, says its smokery faces closure as it is on the site earmarked for the Olympic Park.
The London Development Agency is responsible for the fair relocation of businesses on the proposed site to like-for-like sites, but following two years of negotiations Forman & Field says the LDA has failed to deliver on promises made to the International Olympic Committee that no one will lose from the Games coming to London The company is getting together a petition to urge the government to sort it out. A worthy cause indeed; we’ve got to look after our small food businesses.
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