A ride on the 242 into the unknown. Or in this case, Clapton Park. A tough estate in north-east London not far from the Olympics site. It's the estate that features in Nina Robinson's radio series, Great Expectations. And at the Pedro Boxing and Youth Club, World Have Your Say is putting out a programme on whether the people of Clapton Park feel any benefit from the Olympics enterprise on their doorstep. The very young kids are quiestly excited - a few of the older residents are determinedly optimistic - but most of those on the estate are disappointed - and quite a few, seeing how little has been done to life the blight facing the area, are determined to be disappointed.
Clapton Park is about as diverse as you can get - with sizeable Turkish, Horn of Africa and Afro-Caribbean communities. But one of the themes to emerge from the discussion is resentment that Olympics jobs have gone disproportionately, it's said, to East Europeans. This isn't anti-immigrant sentiment, several people explain - most themselves no more than a generation or two distant from the migrant experience. It's 'pro-localism'.
The programme ends with a burst of singing from VwS ('Voices with Soul') three young women who went down to the last six in the 2004 X-Factor. I ask Corene whether being X-factor finalists changed things for them. 'It did at first', she says a touch ruefully, 'but not any longer'. Darrell, a livewire, jumps in: 'That's just like the Olympics!'
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