Olympic Torch route confirmed for Warwick district

By Kevin Unitt 19/03 Updated: 19/03 09:05

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WARWICK District Council has confirmed the streets the Olympic Flame will be carried along on July 1.

The Torch Relay will arrive in the district by the Stratford Road in Warwick at 3.34pm.

It will have a scheduled stop at Warwick Castle and then head off through Warwick at 4.25pm along West Street, High Street, Castle Hill, Banbury Road, past St Nicholas Park and then leave along Myton Road.

The convoy will reach Leamington at 4.58pm, along Lower Avenue, Spencer Yard and Victoria Terrace and start to go up the Parade at 5.04pm. It will reach Clarendon Avenue at 5.10pm. It will then make its way along Kenilworth Road, passing Beauchamp Avenue, Binswood Avenue, Lillington Avenue and Woodcote Road, leaving Leamington along Kenilworth Road.

Arriving in Kenilworth, St. John’s Street at 5.27pm, the Torch will travel through the town reaching Smalley Place at 5.35pm.

It will go into the Castle car park for a photo opportunity at 5.43pm and then come back onto Castle Road, up Castle Hill and High Street, onto New Street and Coventry Road and then at 6.07pm it leaves the district and continues on its journey to Coventry.

Warwick District Council officers have been working with representatives from each of the three town councils, and local sports clubs and organisations to plan a range of family fun activities during the afternoon of July 1. These events will include sporting and cultural activities as well as entertainment and demonstrations. They will be timed to finish about an hour before the Torch Relay arrives in each town to allow spectators to find themselves a suitable spot to welcome the Torch.

The streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which can be viewed in full at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay, gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when the Olympic Flame will travel through Warwick district.

A full list of torchbearers confirmed to carry the flame through Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth will be revealed soon but at present two local torchbearers have been named as Graham Fulford and Peter Frazier.

Graham Fulford says: “This is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity and I still can’t believe I’ve been chosen from all of those people. It will be a fantastic day!”

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