Walsall's Golden Girl Ellie Simmonds Home Celebration
4th October 2012
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The route and timings of the homecoming celebration of Paralympic Gold Medallist Ellie Simmons have been confirmed for Monday 8th October 2012

Ellie will visit the Aldridge High Street post box that has been painted gold in her honour at around 12.10pm before going to the village's nearby Cooper & Jordan C of E School to officially open its re-named swimming pool.

She will then get on the open top bus at her former primary school, leaving at around 12.30pm.

The bus will travel down Anchor Road and on to Walsall Road and Aldridge Road, coming into Walsall via Lichfield Street at the Arboretum.

Ellie is due to arrive at Walsall Town Hall around 12.45pm - 1pm, where she will spend a short time outside waving to the crowds, giving people the chance to take photos.

She will then go into the town hall for a question and answer session with invited schools and borough youngsters. This event will start around 1.45pm and finish around 3pm.

Can you also please note the following traffic arrangements that will be in place on the day and avoid travelling at these times as certain routes will be closed.

 Anchor Road in Aldridge will be closed to traffic from approximately 12.15pm to 12.45pm.

 The High Street in Aldridge will be closed to traffic at approximately 11.45am until 12.30pm and the parking bay in High Street adjacent to Bakers Lane will be suspended throughout the morning until 12.30pm.

 Parking will also be suspended in that area from around 10am.

 In Walsall, Lichfield Street will be closed from Walsall Arboretum to Bridge Street from 12.15pm to 1.30pm and parking in Lichfield Street and Tower Street will also be suspended throughout the morning until 1.30pm.

 The question and answer session is due to get under way at around 1.45pm and due to finish at around 3pm.

Best of Walsall businesses Simply Sandwich, Cougar Monitoring and whg have helped to sponsor this event



Image taken from Evening Standard (http://www.standard.co.uk/olympics/paralympics/ellie-simmonds-parents-pride-at-incredible-career-defining-win-8101131.html)

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