All you need to know about the Olympic Torch relay and its historic journey through Waveney on Thursday July 5.
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The start of the world's greatest sporting occasion is only a few weeks away now and as the countdown continues, the towns and villages of Waveney will welcome the Olympic Torch on Thursday, July 5.
The Olympic Flame is being carried on an 8,000 mile journey around the United Kingdom before arriving at the Olympic Stadium 27 July 27 to light the cauldron and mark the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
On its journey through Waveney, the torch will - at certain points - be carried by torchbearers and it is here that the general public will be able to join in the celebrations of this wonderful, historic occasion. For the remainder of its passage through the district, the Torch will be in 'convoy mode', which essentially means that it will travel by vehicle and will not be on public view.
PLEASE be aware that an event of this magnitude is bound to cause disruption to traffic and travel in the area on the day. For example, the A12 will through the town will be closed between 9.30am-11.30am, so please anticipate traffic congestion during this period. Additionally, timings for the arrival of the Torch in each location are approximate. We advise you to arrive in good time at your chosen vantage point but please be aware that delays are a possibility!
THE ROUTE ITSELF
The torch will begin its journey on July 5 in Norwich, following a celebration event in the city the previous evening
. It will cross the border from Norfolk in to Suffolk for the Waveney leg of the relay. Please note that all times are approximate. The build up will begin up to an hour before the Torch appears with sponsors' vehicles travelling the route to hand out free gifts to those waiting for the Relay to pass. However the torch relay itself will follow a route as follows:
10.02 to 10.53 - Lowestoft
The route will start from Yarmouth Road at the Junction with Weston Road, continuing along Yarmouth Road to the High Street, turning down Rants Score, heading along Whapload Road to Gas Works Road where the torch will stop briefly at Lowestoft Ness.
The torch will then head past the Orbis Energy building to Hamilton Road, heading up Artillery Way before turning into London Road North and proceeding down through the town centre. It will then pass Station Square, go over the Bascule Bridge and then turn into Belvedere Road before returning to 'convoy mode' at Tom Crisp Way.
11.10 to 11.21 - Wrentham
The relay will enter Wrentham at the A12 at Locks Lane, turn left onto Southwold Road, travelling to the Five Bells Inn and then out of the village.
11.27 to 11.34 / and 11.57 - Reydon
The Torch will go from Oaklands House onto Mights Road, through to North Road before moving into Southwold. The Torch will also pass through Reydon when it heads back out along the Halesworth Road at 11.57.
11.34 to 11.57 - Southwold
The Torch will cross Might's Bridge at 11.26 and be taken along Pier Avenue to the Pier where there will be a photo opportunity with a focus on the Pier, North Parade and the Beach Huts, before the Torch is taken back along Pier Avenue, across Might's Bridge, to Hill Road, Reydon.
The Olympic Torch convoy will then head to St Felix School on the outskirts of Southwold for its lunch stop and will then move in to Suffolk Coastal
before heading to Ipswich for that evening's celebration event
TO FIND OUT MORE
The official London 2012 website
contains a wealth of information about the Torch Relay at both a national and local level. Meanwhile, as official broadcast partners, the BBC website
provides live and interactive coverage of the torch's journey.
BBC Radio Suffolk
are broadcasting live from Lowestoft on the day, with reporters at various points along the route. Tune in for updates and information and also follow Waveney District Council's official twitter feed
for the latest news:
If you have any questions or concerns about the Olympic Torch relay's journey through Waveney, please get in touch. Email email@example.com
or call 01502 562111.