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Sutton Olympic torch celebrations announced

Bournemouth Echo: The Olympic Torch is coming to Sutton on July 23 The Olympic Torch is coming to Sutton on July 23

Details of celebrations to mark the arrival of the Olympic torch in Sutton have been unveiled.

The iconic torch will arrive on Monday, July 23, during the last few days of its journey to the Olympic Stadium, ahead of the start of the Games on July 27.

To celebrate the special occasion, a day of festivities is planned, focussing on Carshalton and Sutton town centre.

The torch will enter the borough, from Croydon, at around 1.50pm, before travelling through Wallington.

It will reach Carshalton at around 2pm, and local bands will play on a stage in Carshalton Ponds from 1 to 7pm.

The Memorial Gardens will play host to stalls and entertainment from 1 to 3pm and the newly reopened Honeywood Museum will open from 1 to 5pm, with Olympic-themed crafts on offer, including the chance to make your own torch, laurel wreath and medal.

The torch will head towards Sutton via Carshalton Road, and will reach the High Street at about 2.30pm.

It is hoped residents will line the streets to watch the torch pass through the centre of Sutton, and enjoy a day of events commissioned by the London 2012 Festival. Family entertainment planned includes street theatre, circus acts and music, from 12pm.

Sutton Life Centre will be hosting a summer sports and fun party from 11am to 4pm, to coincide with the torch passing the centre at 3pm.

Councillor Jill Whitehead, chairman of the environment and neighbourhood committee at Sutton Council, said: "This is a once in a life time event, so I hope as many residents as possible will join us in taking to the streets to celebrate and watch the torch pass through our borough.

"This has been a real community effort, with countless groups coming together to put on a day that Sutton will not forget."

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6:32pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Michael Pantlin says...

If it was a steam engine passing through Sutton Railway Station I could understand all the excitement.
If it was a steam engine passing through Sutton Railway Station I could understand all the excitement. Michael Pantlin
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6:13am Thu 21 Jun 12

lilacgeorge says...

No interest whatsoever! Rather watch paint dry! Roll on the closing ceremony!
No interest whatsoever! Rather watch paint dry! Roll on the closing ceremony! lilacgeorge
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10:34am Thu 21 Jun 12

LiberalsOut says...

Unfortunately some of us have to work on a Monday, to pay taxes to fund those who like to sponge of the State and for Public Sector pensions.Waste of time and money - I look forward to seeing Mr Photo Opportunity putting in an appearance.How come the bid of £2.4 billion turned into £9.3 billion - oh yes Politicians were invloved
Unfortunately some of us have to work on a Monday, to pay taxes to fund those who like to sponge of the State and for Public Sector pensions.Waste of time and money - I look forward to seeing Mr Photo Opportunity putting in an appearance.How come the bid of £2.4 billion turned into £9.3 billion - oh yes Politicians were invloved LiberalsOut
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12:15pm Thu 21 Jun 12

I hope not says...

Well I DO work and I work hard for my money, but have booked the afternoon off so I can join in. Instead of all whining about it, let your hair down a little and have some fun. . . remember that ?
Well I DO work and I work hard for my money, but have booked the afternoon off so I can join in. Instead of all whining about it, let your hair down a little and have some fun. . . remember that ? I hope not
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1:35pm Thu 21 Jun 12

Suttondweller says...

Oh LiberalsOut, change the record! Or would your prefer a lawless society, no hospital staff, no fire brigade etc etc. Dont forget public sector workers also pay taxes and contribute to their own wages through council tax.
@ Ihope not....I totally agree!
Oh LiberalsOut, change the record! Or would your prefer a lawless society, no hospital staff, no fire brigade etc etc. Dont forget public sector workers also pay taxes and contribute to their own wages through council tax. @ Ihope not....I totally agree! Suttondweller
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11:04pm Thu 21 Jun 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Suttondweller wrote:
Oh LiberalsOut, change the record! Or would your prefer a lawless society, no hospital staff, no fire brigade etc etc. Dont forget public sector workers also pay taxes and contribute to their own wages through council tax.
@ Ihope not....I totally agree!
Sutton Magistrates court shut, many departments of St. Helier District General Hospital earmarked for closure, Wallington and Sutton Fire Stations under threat of cuts. Well that covers the law, the hospital staff and the fire brigade you mention. we seem to be getting there to the place you describe unfortunately. I'm planning fun in the form of a run out on the Shoprider to seek out an Olympic Free Zone in the Borough.
[quote][p][bold]Suttondweller[/bold] wrote: Oh LiberalsOut, change the record! Or would your prefer a lawless society, no hospital staff, no fire brigade etc etc. Dont forget public sector workers also pay taxes and contribute to their own wages through council tax. @ Ihope not....I totally agree![/p][/quote]Sutton Magistrates court shut, many departments of St. Helier District General Hospital earmarked for closure, Wallington and Sutton Fire Stations under threat of cuts. Well that covers the law, the hospital staff and the fire brigade you mention. we seem to be getting there to the place you describe unfortunately. I'm planning fun in the form of a run out on the Shoprider to seek out an Olympic Free Zone in the Borough. Michael Pantlin
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11:58am Fri 22 Jun 12

Suttondweller says...

Michael, that is the government causing those changes and cuts....not the actual public sector workers; all they are doing is serving in the vocation they have chosen serving the public to the best of their abilities.
Michael, that is the government causing those changes and cuts....not the actual public sector workers; all they are doing is serving in the vocation they have chosen serving the public to the best of their abilities. Suttondweller
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7:30pm Fri 22 Jun 12

Surreydon says...

You should see the work that's taken place so far and still being carried out at Boxhill. The speed humps have been flattened, tons of tarmac have been laid, verges are being trimmed, etc etc. Fortunes are being spent for the bike race that's being held over just TWO days!! Scandalous waste of money, as is the billions being wasted on the whole Seb Colympics fiasco!!
You should see the work that's taken place so far and still being carried out at Boxhill. The speed humps have been flattened, tons of tarmac have been laid, verges are being trimmed, etc etc. Fortunes are being spent for the bike race that's being held over just TWO days!! Scandalous waste of money, as is the billions being wasted on the whole Seb Colympics fiasco!! Surreydon
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1:32pm Mon 25 Jun 12

boredofallyourmoaning says...

It actually annoys me how the same people moan on this website day in and day out. No-one ever looks at the postive in any situation. Ok yes it has cost a fortune to fix the roads etc but think of all the money coming back into the country in the way of tourists.
I too have booked the day off and will enjoy watching the person holding the torch as they have obvioulsy won the chance of a life time for real community spirit. Maybe you guys could learn something from them.
It actually annoys me how the same people moan on this website day in and day out. No-one ever looks at the postive in any situation. Ok yes it has cost a fortune to fix the roads etc but think of all the money coming back into the country in the way of tourists. I too have booked the day off and will enjoy watching the person holding the torch as they have obvioulsy won the chance of a life time for real community spirit. Maybe you guys could learn something from them. boredofallyourmoaning
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