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That this House notes with interest the reports in the Evening Standard of 5th June alleging the planned reshuffle of venues of four sporting disciplines of the forthcoming London Olympics so as to slash costs, ease crowd flows and avoid creating expensive white elephants after 2012; assumes there must be some degree of validity however small in these assertions if the Standard chooses to headline them; accepting that possibility, commends the Olympic planners for adopting, even if somewhat belatedly, a more prudent and measured assessment of the task ahead; seeks to help in advising the transfer of all shooting disciplines from Woolwich Barracks, where it is estimated the cost of preparation will exceed £20 million with a further £8 million required for post-games dismantling, to Bisley, a shooting venue which has maintained a good relationship with the local community since it was first founded in the late 19th century; to facilitate this move suggests for the period of the Games the reintroduction as a dedicated shuttle from Waterloo to Brookwood of a service once known as the Bisley Bullet, which could deliver competitors, officials and supporters to the field in less than 20 minutes; and maintains that the adoption of such common sense would reduce financial outlay instantly, ease crowd flow in the city certainly and bequeath a legacy of an enhanced and improved facility that will have stood the UK in good stead for more than 120 years.
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