Hundreds of name ideas for London 2012 Olympic Park

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The five neighbourhoods will have up to 8,000 new homes

Hundreds of ideas have been put forward in a competition to name five new neighbourhoods being built on the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games.

Plastic Fantastic, Dog and Bike, Little Athens and Redgravia are among the suggestions organisers have received from the public so far.

The new neighbourhoods will have up to 8,000 new homes in total, along with schools, nurseries and health centres.

The deadline to send in suggestions is 18 May.

'Shape history'

Organisers said the entries could be inspired by anything from the history of east London to the Olympics.

Andrew Altman, chief executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said: '"Your Park, Your Place' has captured the imagination of people of all ages from across the UK, and provoked some really inventive thinking and fascinating stories.

"But we want more. This is your chance to shape London's history."

Entries will be judged by a panel including representatives from Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Museum of London.

The organisers said that the winners would be announced some time during the summer.

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