WALTHAM FOREST: Borough prepares for Olympic Torch Relay

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WALTHAM Forest is gearing up for the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay on Saturday (July 21).

The procession is due to enter the borough at 6.28pm along Ruckholt Road, before turning onto Leyton High Road.

It is scheduled to travel down the street and arrive at Leyton Cricket Ground at 6.48pm.

The flame will then continue down the High Road, through the Bakers Arms junction and onto Hoe Street in Walthamstow.

The relay will take a slight detour to Walthamstow Town Square at 7.12pm precisely - according to organisers - before returning to Hoe Street.

The final leg will be along Hoe Street, with the procession turning right at the Bell Corner junction with Forest Road.

The relay will conclude at Chestnuts Showground behind Waltham Forest Town Hall at 7.30pm, just in time for the start of a concert headlined by pop duo the Rizzle Kicks.

The Guardian will have a live blog throughout the evening of the relay on this website.

The flame will stay at Waltham Forest Town Hall overnight before being driven in a vehicle convey to Redbridge early the next morning.

Torchbearers in Waltham Forest include Adam Hall, 24, Antoni Spooner, 16, Erim Metto Hassan, 45, Jamaal Otto, 16, Jane Farrier, 49, Kaush Trivedi, 23, Mabz Rahman, 21, Mark Blythe, 52, and Mel Brown, 23.

Following them will be Osaro Otobo Akpuada, 17, Pauli Stanley, 23, Riah Biscette, 14, Sophie Banks, 17, Steven Cheung, 22, Teresa Deacon, 60, Tottie Petit, 21, and Tracey Goodard, 39.

The relay is being accompanied by a 35-strong security team drawn from Metropolitan Police Officers. They include PC Judy Lewin, 35, who is normally based in Waltham Forest.

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8:14am Tue 17 Jul 12

myopinioncounts says...

Our area will be a temporary CPZ during the Olympics. We were told to expect our permits on the 10th July. Then a recorded message said the 16th. We are still waiting! What's the betting that the signs will go up,we still won't have received the permits but will face a fine for not displaying them?
Our area will be a temporary CPZ during the Olympics. We were told to expect our permits on the 10th July. Then a recorded message said the 16th. We are still waiting! What's the betting that the signs will go up,we still won't have received the permits but will face a fine for not displaying them? myopinioncounts

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