7th August 2012
Two GOLDS for Laura!
Windmill Estate Resident Laura Trott has won her second gold of the London 2012 Olympic Games with victory in the women’s omnium. The 20-year-old won team pursuit gold on Saturday but has now won an individual title to join an elite club of British females to have won double gold at a single Games, including Dame Kelly Holmes and swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Laura said “I can’t believe this has happened to me, I’m peaking at the right time and it’s all thanks to the coaches, and the support of the crowd and my family.” Laura won Track Cycling World Championships gold in each event and now has double Olympic gold too.
And her face, along with those of teammates King and Rowsell, are on stamps, with two postboxes (junction of Elm Drive/Cadmore Lane and Newnham Parade) painted gold to mark the achievement.
17th August 2012
Welcome home party.
Click above image to view Laura’s Street Party (BBC One Show +Photos)
At least 200 people attended a private street party to welcome double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Laura Trott back home.
Her family arranged the celebration in Cheshunt after a Victorian act of parliament was used to give them speedy permission.
Laura, 20, said: “It’s amazing, I’m so glad so many people came out. It’s mad, I can’t believe it.”
The family approached Broxbourne Council to ask what they needed to do to stage the event but were warned it could take weeks for permission to be given.
County Councillor Dave Hewitt said “I was so pleased that the W.E.R.A were able to assist me by using them as a conduit to get my “Local Members Budget Scheme” to pay £1,000 towards the cost of the party. I think the Borough Council pulled out all the stops after our County Council Solicitor discovered the 1847 act to allow “Thronging in the Streets”.
To add to the excitement Laura’s boyfriend double gold medal-winning Olympian Jason Kenny also attended to join in the fun. Everyone had a great time!