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Organisers of the London Olympics want to hear the views of Wimbledon residents on their plans for the tennis events in 2012.

Planning permission will be needed for the temporary facilities for the Olympic tennis tournament, which it is expected will attract up to 26,000 spectators each day.

But before the plans are submitted, there will be consultation with residents and a special exhibition will be staged at the All England Club later this month.

Seb Coe, chair of the Olympics organising committee, said: "The Olympic Park continues to take shape in east London, and we are working on detailed plans for other venues across the UK that will be hosting the Games. These include Wimbledon, which is the proposed venue for the Olympic Tennis events.

"Wimbledon is an exciting and important location for the London 2012 Olympic Games. It is a world-class venue and would provide a spectacular setting for the Tennis events in 2012. In order to stage the games at Wimbledon, we need to apply for planning permission to install the temporary facilities required for the events. Before we submit our planning application to the London Borough of Merton, we want your views".

The tennis events at Wimbledon are expected to run from July 28 to August 5 and during the nine days of competition there will be five gold medals to be won.

The exhibition detailing the plans will be at the Wingfield Restaurant at The All England Club (via Entrance 4) at the following times:
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  • Thursday August 19, 4–8pm
  • Friday August 20, 12 noon–4pm
  • Saturday August 21, 11am–3pm

You can also freephone 0800-198-2012 or write to Freepost 2012 Games. The deadline for feedback on the plans is September 30.

August 5, 2010