torch won't visit Burnham-On-Sea or Highbridge after all
that the Olympic Flame would come through Burnham-On-Sea or Highbridge
next year have been dashed with the unveiling of the official
route this week.
Olympic torch is due to arrive in the UK from Greece on 18th May
2012 and will visit Taunton on 21st May and Bristol on 22nd May
as part of its tour around the UK.
was growing optimism that the torch might travel through Highbridge,
along the A38 on its way to Bristol.
the route announced this week shows it will travel from Taunton
to Bristol via Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Frome
Mayor, Michael Clarke, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "It
is a great disappointment that the Olympic torch will not come
through Burnham or Highbridge."
a shame for those local people nominated to be torch bearers would
have loved to hold the torch here in our area."
and Highbridge Town Council had discussed holding a special celebration
to mark the occasion of the flame coming through the town.