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Pickles welcomes Olympic volleyball sand
4:40pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
ERIC Pickles made a visit to the Brentwood Centre to see how sand from the Olympic Games is being used there.
The Brentwood and Ongar MP went to the venue in Doddinghurst Road to look at the beach volleyball courts added to the centre.
Sand used in the courts comes straight from Horse Guards Parade in London where the beach volleyball competition was held for London 2012.
Managers at the venue applied for the sand through Sport England and the Tory MP said he was pleased to see it arrive.
Mr Pickles said: “Applying to Sport England for the Olympic sand from the Horseguards Parade events was a great idea and I am sure the beach volleyball courts will be in great demand in the warmer months.”