Greenwich Council's cabinet member for Culture and the Olympics has raised the prospect of a concert being held in Greenwich Park next year.
Speaking to Greenwich.co.uk, Cllr John Fahy has proposed using London 2012's temporary stadium for a cultural event during the gap between the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events.
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had Bono in Greenwich Park in 2012?", he says in the interview for this website which will be published in two parts beginning tomorrow. The proposal is in its infancy and would require the agreement of London 2012 organisers before it could go ahead.
"It’s a space that’s there and we need to talk to LOCOG and the police ... to see if it’s possible to use it", he says.
Elsewhere in the interview, he:
- Reveals his ambition to secure a ticket to an Olympic event for every child in the borough.
- Says he has "no hang ups" about council meetings being recorded and put online.
- Sets a target of 12 Green Flag Award winning parks in Greenwich by 2012.
- Calls the decision to charge £10 to stand on the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory "overkill".
- Backs away from plans to enforce charging for tennis at Plumstead Common in the short term.
Part one of Greenwich.co.uk's interview with Cllr John Fahy will be published on Greenwich.co.uk tomorrow.