It has been confirmed that Walsall will be one of the 70 West Midlands towns, cities and villages that will be visited by the 2012 Olympic torch as it makes its way to the games in London.
On Saturday 30th June five areas of Walsall will be visited including Bloxwich and Leamore. The torch will pass through Walsall before moving onto other areas in Black Country and Staffordshire including Wolverhampton and West Bromwich. To celebrate this occasion thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Walsall as local torchbearers take part in the relay. Also, to mark this historic occasion Walsall Council is planning a number of events and encouraging local organisations and schools to get involved in the celebrations.
The Olympic Torch’s journey will begin on May 19th in Land’s End and finish in London on July 27th. In total 1,018 villages, towns and cities will be visited by the Olympic Torch as it makes its way to the capital. This means that 95% of the population will be within just 10 miles of the Olympic Flame next Summer.
The Torch’s visit to the Midlands will be marked in Birmingham with an evening of Olympic-themed celebrations as it makes an overnight stop in the City.
The street by street detail of the route is set to be confirmed next year. For more information and to see the full Olympic Torch Relay Route visit the official London 2012 website by clicking here.