The Olympic Torch will soon be in Enfield
By poppy_smith | Sunday, July 15, 2012, 18:37
The Olympic Torch will come through Enfield on Wednesday 25 July.
After its 8,000 mile journey and with only a few miles left before the Games start, the Olympic flame arrives in Enfield on Wednesday 25th July at approximately 3.14pm.
Thousands of people are expected at Betstyle Circus to greet the flame and the first of 25 torchbearers at the top of Waterfall Road in New Southgate.
Each torchbearer will carry the torch over 300 metres through Enfield's streets from Southgate, through Winchmore Hill on its way to Fore Street, Edmonton at the Florence Hayes adventure playground. It then moves on to Haringey at about 5.20pm.
Council Leader, Doug Taylor, said, "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents to see the Olympic torch pass by. It is a historic occasion and one I'm sure will be thoroughly enjoyed.
"We want everyone to cheer our torchbearers and enjoy the event but so that they can see the convoy we are advising motorists to avoid the area between 3pm and 5.30pm. We'd also appreciate it greatly if motorists would resist the temptation to park their vehicle along the torch route."
To allow the convoy to pass through Enfield, the Council has introduced waiting and loading restrictions along the torch route where it is considered that parked vehicles would cause an obstruction or be are unsafe for the viewing public.
Existing waiting and loading restrictions will also be enforced on the day, and offending vehicles will be removed if necessary. So roads might also be closed without advanced warning should traffic or crowd conditions warrant such actions. The primary consideration when deciding whether to close roads is public safety.
Full London Olympics details including the route and last minute highways information can be found at: www.enfield.gov.uk/london2012