London Borough of Barnet

‘Plan ahead to see the Torch,’ advises Cabinet member

Published Tuesday 17 July 2012

With just eight days to go before the Olympic Torch reaches the borough, Barnet’s Cabinet member for Safety and Resident Engagement has advised people to plan ahead.

“The arrival of the Olympic Torch in Barnet is going to be a momentous occasion and we know from experience elsewhere that a huge number of people could turn up to line the route.

“It’s quite possible that more than 100,000 people, a third of the borough’s population, could come out to watch the Olympic flame pass through the borough on Wednesday 25 July.

“We will be relaxing parking restrictions on the day, but I strongly advise people who are planning to travel around the borough by road to give themselves plenty of time as we are expecting the roads to be extremely busy. If people are planning to use public transport they should also allow themselves extra time to get around.

“The occasion is going to be one to remember, and with a number of celebration events happening around the borough to coincide with torch relay day I hope everyone will have a great time.”

Further details of the Olympic Torch can be viewed here.

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