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On Monday 2nd July the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will pass through Wellingborough and Isham. We anticipate this will be a widely welcomed event and that many thousands of people will watch the Torchbearers and the convoy vehicles as they pass through the town.
Borough Council of Wellingborough is responsible for coordinating the safe management of the event with the police, highway authority and other agencies. We are writing to give you advance notice of this event as this will cause some temporary access restrictions to residents and businesses near to the Torch Relay Route.
The Torch Relay is likely to be the largest single gathering in Wellingborough this summer and we aim to keep disruption to a minimum. We hope this advance notice will allow those along or near the route to make a note of the date and plan accordingly and also be of interest to those who wish to get a good viewing point for the event.
The Torch is expected to arrive in Wellingborough at approximately 11:20am and leave the town at 11:50am. However, we anticipate that crowds will gather well in advance of the start time and take a while to disperse after the relay moves on. The Torch is expected to arrive in Isham at 11:56am.
Parking and Traffic Restrictions on 2nd July:
Parking restrictions along the length of the Olympic Torch Relay will be put into effect in the early hours of 2nd July and remain in force until the Olympic Flame has passed. This will include:
On the day any vehicles parked in the Torch Route causing obstruction will, as a last resort, have to be removed by the Police.
The Olympic Torch will arrive in Wellingborough on Monday 2nd July at approximately 11:20am and Isham at 11:50am, however this is subject to change on or before the day. All roads along the Torch Relay route will be closed from 10:30am until the Torch Convoy has passed through the route and it is safe to reopen the roads again. Roads affected by the Torch Relay need to be closed to allow the torch to come through the town. We will close roads for the shortest time possible to minimise disruption, however moving the torch safely through Wellingborough, and ensuring the safety of visitors will be our top priority.
The main roads affected by the route include:
Isham High Street
The Olympic Torch Relay has been a huge draw across the country and thousands of people have turned out to see this once-in-a-lifetime event.