June 23, 2011
Flame could travel through Highbridge next May
huge community celebration will be held in Highbridge next year
if The Olympic Flame comes through the town.
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.
is growing optimism that the torch will travel through Highbridge,
along the A38 on its way to Bristol, although the final details
are not due to be announced until this autumn.
and Highbridge town councillors this week discussed how they would
like to mark the occasion if the flame does come through the town.
Town Councillor Alan Miller is working on plans for a community
event to celebrate.
won't know for sure whether the torch is coming here for a few
months yet but we have started to look at where and when we would
hold a celebratory event - it would be a great moment for the
town," he said.
The Olympic Torch will leave Land's End, Cornwall, the morning
after reaching the UK and will then travel 8,000 miles around
the country, making 70 stops. The full community-level route will
be announced in November 2011.