Downing Street gallery

West Ham United and Newham Council submitted their official bid to take control of the 2012 Olympic Stadium following the London Games to No10 Downing Street on Thursday afternoon.

Scott Parker, Carlton Cole and Mark Noble were joined by Newham Young Mayor Kaycee de Belen and pupils from Cleves Primary School in Upton Park to hand in the radical plan. The proposal is to make the venue a vibrant centre of sport, education and culture. West Ham and Newham formally delivered their bid to the Olympic Park Legacy Company earlier in the day.

The club's official website, whufc.com, was in Downing Street to capture this important event on camera.

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Ready to deliver - The players and children prepare to knock on the door

 

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Playing their part - Kaycee de Belen and Cleves Primary School pupils

 

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The handover - Mark Noble presents the bid to a Downing Street official

 

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Job done - The players and children leave the famous front door behind