The Olympic Torch will be with us soon in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and Oadby or the city centre is the closest spot for Enderby folk to view the torch relay ‘live’.
The Olympic Torch Relay is due to enter Leicestershire on the afternoon of Monday July 2. It will pass through Market Harborough, Lubenham, Foxton, Kibworth Harcourt and Oadby before its overnight stop in Leicester.
On July 3 it will leave Leicester and travel through Quorn, Loughborough, Hoton, Wymeswold, Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, Langham, Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford before leaving our area for Peterborough. You can find further details about the route of the Torch on official London 2012 website.
As the torch travels through our communities a rolling road closure will be used and parking restrictions will be in place along the route. A leaflet which has more detailed information in relation to the route has been produced and can be viewed here. You can also contact your local council or check their website.
The relay has been very popular in other parts of the United Kingdom and the advice from the police to those who want to go and see it is to plan ahead, check out parking arrangements in advance, park considerately and help keep the event safe and secure for everyone involved.
For further information on the torch relay please use the link on Leicestershire Police’s website here.
During the time that the Olympic Torch Relay is with us here in Leicestershire & Rutland, the police will be using our @leicspolice Twitter account to provide any messages using the Hash tag #olympictorch