BARRIERS in Greenwich town centre which businesses say have prevented Olympic spectators getting to them are to be removed on a trial basis.
The fences and barriers were put in place to guide spectators to Greenwich Park from Greenwich railway station, but local businesses were left outraged as passing traffic was stewarded away from their shops.
But in the face of mounting criticism, LOCOG have tonight announced they will remove the barriers on a trial basis.
A LOCOG spokesperson said: “The barriers were put in place to manage the crowds of spectators making their way towards Greenwich Park. There were 50,000 people coming to the Park yesterday.
"Today we have scaled down the barriers and briefed our Games Makers (volunteers) to remind spectators coming in and out of Greenwich Park that the town centre is open for business. After discussion with Greenwich Council, the barriers will be removed for a trial period tomorrow and Thursday.”
With no equestrian events taking place tomorrow, the test will come on Thursday when over 20,000 spectators are expected for individual and team dressage events.