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Date: 25 Jun 2012
Time: 09:20
Location : Timothy Lane
Batley, LS27 0PA

Communities, groups and individuals will be able to welcome the Olympic Flame to their community, celebrate the achievements of the inspirational Torchbearers carrying the Flame and share in the excitement the Olympic Torch Relay by lining the route the Olympic Torch will take.

The Torch Relay will pass through Batley and Dewsbury in a procession with Torchbearers running along the route. Most roads will remain open but police may temporarily stop traffic as the convoy passes.

The Olympic flame will pass through Kirklees twice giving communities the chance to celebrate and get involved in the build-up to London 2012.

The council is keen to hear from groups wanting to animate either of the routes and can contact Martin Gonzalez on 01484 234059 or email martin.gonzalez@kirklees.gov.uk for advice and information.

The Olympic Torch is the modern day symbol of the Olympic Games with its roots in Greek tradition. From 18 May 2012, as it makes its way across the UK on a 70 day journey, 1,800 people will carry the flame and 95% of the country’s population are expected to be within one hour of the route. The Olympic flame will pass through Kirklees twice giving communities celebrate and get involved.

The Torch Relay passes the Batley town signs on Scotchman Lane in convoy mode and turns left onto Timothy lane, Batley (B6123) at approximately 9.24am where it changes to Torchbearer mode. It turns left onto Batley Field Hill, travels on Mayman Lane and continues on Clerk Green St then into Dewsbury on Track Rd. The Relay turns left onto Halifax Rd (A638), then left onto Dewsbury Ring Road and winds through the town centre passed Dewsbury Town Hall turning right onto Long Causeway, left onto Rishworth Rd then right onto Wakefield Rd going past Chickenley Community School Playing Fields then continues on Wakefield Rd to the roundabout. The Torch Relay then returns to convoy mode to travel to Wakefield.

For more information, contact:
Mr Martin Gonzalez
Sports Development,
Culture and Leisure HQ,
Red Doles Lane,
Tel: 01484 234059
Email: martin.gonzalez@kirklees.gov.uk

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