19 March – No hosepipe ban for the equestrian events

19 March – No hosepipe ban for the equestrian events – It was reported in The Telegraph today that Greenwich Park has been exempted from the hosepipe ban that comes into force on April 5 after concerns were raised that drought conditions could create dangerously ‘fast going’ at the Olympic eventing track.

The lawns in the Park are not normally watered, but the four-mile cross-country track has been specially aerated, seeded and watered almost daily for the past two years.

The Telegraph also reports that many hundreds of thousands of gallons may also be required to prepare the artificial dressage and show jumping surfaces in the arena.…