East Staffordshire Borough Council is thrilled to announce that the Olympic Torch Relay will be passing through Burton upon Trent on Saturday 30th June 2012.
To celebrate the Olympics coming to Burton upon Trent we plan to host a number of community events throughout East Staffordshire in the build up to and following the Olympic and Paralympic games.
East Staffordshire Borough Council will be the lead authority for the torch relay event and will be working with partners to ensure the wider community are involved in this. We hope that the events that we develop will leave a long term legacy for our local communities.
The route for the Olympic Torch Relay has been announced and Burton’s Coors Brewery, the Cooper’s Square Shopping Centre and the home of Burton Albion football team Pirelli Stadium are just some of the sights that will greet Olympic Torchbearers. This page contains route information, details of spectator points and road closures.
If your business is affected by the Torch Relay or if you're unsure how you will be affected please go to this page for more information.
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Since the announcement of the Olympic games coming to London our sport and leisure teams have organised a wide range of community activities and events as part of the build up to the 2012 games. Take a look at the list of events completed so far.
Following the announcement that the Olympic torch is coming to Burton we have begun to develop a catalogue of events and activities that our local communities can engage with. This list will continue to grow as we get closer to the big day, so please keep an eye to see how you can keep involved.
East Staffordshire Borough Council are committed to establishing an Olympic legacy that will last beyond 2012. By continuing to provide excellent sporting facilities and community sporting programmes the residents of East Staffordshire will continue to feel the benefit of an UK Olympics.
Here you can find a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Olympic Torch relay and Olympic related events taking place throughout East Staffordshire.