|Making the most of Olympic Surrey|
Athletes from around the world will be descending on Surrey in the run up to this year’s Olympic Games.
Surrey Sports Park is an official pre-games training venue for London 2012 and will be hosting teams including Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Croatia, Nigeria, Singapore and USA.
The centre has been celebrating this with its Year of Sport campaign, launched in February.
The campaign aims to inspire more people in Surrey to get active and involved in sport, and includes sports days, open weekends, festivals, master classes, taster sessions, schools programmes, themed nights and lectures.
Paul Blanchard, Surrey Sports Park chief executive, said, “2012 is undoubtedly a massive year for sport in this country and we would like everybody to feel a part of it.
“We hope that our new Year of Sport campaign will encourage people in the surrounding area to embrace the legacy of the Games and become more active by trying new sports and activities.
For more information head to the Surrey Sports Park website.
Residents in the county may be tempted to rent their homes to visiting athletes during the run-up to the Games. The rents can be very tempting. Local estate agents estimate rent could be up to £2,400 a week for a four-bedroom Guildford house, sleeping seven during this time.
However, if you are considering letting your property anywhere during the Games, there are key things to remember, says Patricia Woodbridge, director at Seymours Letting & Management Services.
Here are her Top 10 Tips:
Patricia said: “It is very important to follow these steps carefully before handing over any keys. It might sound a lot of work, but you need to cover yourself for all eventualities and the time will be well spent to ensure peace of mind.”
Seymours Letting & Management Services are at www.seymours-letting.co.uk and Tel. (01483) 457722.