Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is sending out a message across the borough for people to join in the 2012 Olympic celebrations and welcome the Olympic Flame as it comes to Royal Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday 17 July. The visit to the borough in just a few months time will be the first place in the county the Torch will be able to be seen.
Information about the Torch route is being published today to ensure people have plenty of time to make their plans and decide how and where they will welcome the Flame to Tunbridge Wells.
Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Cllr Bob Atwood said: ‘Hearing the details of the route the Torch will take makes the event come alive. I do hope many of our residents will be able to line the roadside and witness the Flame on its journey.’
The Torch will enter the borough along the A264 Langton Road from East Grinstead at 11.20am, at this point it will be in convoy mode and will not be visible.
On the A264 at Bishop’s Down Road the Torch will transfer from the Convoy to be carried by one of the inspirational Torchbearers and from this point on its journey it will be able to be seen by those lining the route.
It will then move along Mount Ephraim Road, Grosvenor Road, Upper Grosvenor Road, Meadow Road, Goods Station Road, Grosvenor Road, Mount Pleasant Road, High Street, and London Road.
On Eridge Road(adjacent to Blends Coffee Co.) the convoy will split and the Torchbearer will carry the Flame through the historic Pantiles to rejoin the convoy at Linden Park Road proceeding along Eridge Road to the junction with Summervale Road where, at 11.55am the Flame will return to convoy only mode before heading out of the county.
A map of the route can be seen here
Full details of who, from the 7,600 inspirational Torchbearers, will carry the Flame on its journey through Tunbridge Wells will be released at a later date.