Motorists warned to avoid Olympic torch route

Motorists warned to avoid Olympic torch route

Motorists warned to avoid Olympic torch route

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Enfield Council is warning motorists to avoid the Olympic torch route to help avoid congestion.

The torch will arrive in Enfield on Wednesday, July 25, at approximately 3.14pm.

It will start its journey in Southgate before travelling through Winchmore Hill to the Florence Hayes adventure playground in Fore Street, Edmonton.

Council leader Doug Taylor said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents to see the Olympic torch pass by. It is a historic occasion and one I'm sure will be thoroughly enjoyed.

“We want everyone to cheer our torchbearers and enjoy the event but so that they can see the convoy we are advising motorists to avoid the area between 3pm and 5.30pm.

"We'd also appreciate it greatly if motorists would resist the temptation to park their vehicle along the torch route.”

According to the council, roads might be closed without warning if traffic or crowd conditions are deemed too heavy.

Thousands of people are expected to wait at Betstyle Circus in Waterfall Road in New Southgate to greet the flame and the first 25 torchbearers.

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11:03am Tue 10 Jul 12

ponderman says...

No, I pay nearly fivehundred pounds for road tax so I will go where I like.
No, I pay nearly fivehundred pounds for road tax so I will go where I like. ponderman
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11:29am Tue 10 Jul 12

dons24pelliparclose says...

ATTENDING the Olympic torch relay at Southgate Circus on 25th July? then be aware that "Southgate , the Bourne, Methodist Church" located at the junction of "The Bourne" with "Queen Elizabeth's Drive" will be offering hospitality and an "Open House" to all faiths. Look for details nearer the date
ATTENDING the Olympic torch relay at Southgate Circus on 25th July? then be aware that "Southgate , the Bourne, Methodist Church" located at the junction of "The Bourne" with "Queen Elizabeth's Drive" will be offering hospitality and an "Open House" to all faiths. Look for details nearer the date dons24pelliparclose
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11:35am Tue 10 Jul 12

dons24pelliparclose says...

ATTENDING the Olympic torch relay on 25th July; where it turns from Bourne Hill into Green Lanes? then be aware that "weather permitting" St Monica's Roman Catholic Church at the junction of Stonard Road will be generously offering its adjoining car park site for use by all faiths as a hospitality area
ATTENDING the Olympic torch relay on 25th July; where it turns from Bourne Hill into Green Lanes? then be aware that "weather permitting" St Monica's Roman Catholic Church at the junction of Stonard Road will be generously offering its adjoining car park site for use by all faiths as a hospitality area dons24pelliparclose
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11:51am Tue 10 Jul 12

dons24pelliparclose says...

If you either
>want to avoid the crush or >otherwise do not want to join the "in-crowd"
the progress of the Olympic torch in our neighbourhood is expected to be available as a "live" video feed on your computer desk top at www.london2012.com
If you either >want to avoid the crush or >otherwise do not want to join the "in-crowd" the progress of the Olympic torch in our neighbourhood is expected to be available as a "live" video feed on your computer desk top at www.london2012.com dons24pelliparclose
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