residents in Burnham area put forward for OIympic torch role
residents from across the Burnham-On-Sea area have been nominated
to become Olympic Torch Bearers.
New nominees in Burnham and Highbridge include Jessie Rogers,
Julia Gibson, Rhiannon Parsons and Corey Nicolls.
Jane Sinnott, leader of Brent Knoll Guides, pictured, has also
been put forward for her 30 years of work with the group.
Burnham-On-Sea.com was first to report here
90 year-old triathlon runner Arthur Gilbert, charity runner Jason
Vickers and Burnham Swim and Sports Academy's manager Sara Cox-Conklin
are also among the 28,000 people across the UK to have been nominated.
The nominees will be assessed at a regional judging session soon
and then, if successful, given a conditional offer this December,
with torchbearer places being confirmed in February 2012.
of the route of the Olympic flame are still being finalised, but
will visit Taunton on 21st May 2012 and Bristol on 22nd May.
are high hopes
that the torch will also travel through Highbridge, along the
A38 on its way to Bristol, when the local torch bearers may take