Boston Borough

The Olympic Torch will travel through Wrangle and Boston on Wednesday 27th June 2012, between approximately 2.00pm and 3.00pm.

Boston Borough Council are encouraging people to line the streets and get involved with the Olympic Torch Relay as it travels through the district

Wrangle (2:00 pm)Olympic torch relay

14:00 A52

Boston (2:31 pm)

14:31 Spilsby Road (A16)
14:42 Wide Bargate
14:46 Market Place
14:47 Town Bridge
14:48 High Street
14:48 Bridge Street
14:49 West Street
14:52 Sleaford Road (A52)

As well as the torch bearers there will be an associated convoy of slow-moving vehicles leaving Wainfleet All Saints on the A52 at 1.53pm to enter Wrangle on the A52 at 2.04pm, leaving Wrangle on the A52 at 2.22pm to enter Boston on the A16 at 2.34pm and leaving Boston on the A1121 Boardsides at 3.15pm, then the A17 bound for Sleaford at 3.24pm.

There may be as many as 15 vehicles in the convoy (including cars, trucks and buses) plus up to eight police motorcycles.

The convoy will arrive at the route a few minutes before the torchbearers set off and roads on the route will be closed to all traffic for around an hour beforehand. Roads will be reopened soon after the convoy and torchbearers have left the area.

Vehicle owners must not park on any of the roads on the route on the morning of the event. There will be no parking permitted all day on on the Cattle Market car park and Wide Bargate will be closed all day. The market will operate as normal so stalls will occupy Bargate Green car park. The Wide Bargate taxi rank will move for the day to Custom House Quay.

Olympic Torch Relay FAQs – Wrangle and Boston

Can I stay open if the torch goes past my business?

Boston Borough Council encourages businesses to stay open during the Olympic Torch Relay and get involved in the celebrations. Please see below for further guidance.

Will my staff be able to leave my premises?

Road closures will be in place before, during and slightly after the torch passes through. Road closures will be temporary and will last no longer than one hour. We would encourage staff to stay and celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay.

Am I going to have barriers next to my business?

Crowd control barriers or no-waiting cones will be used at various points along the routes, but the council and the police will endeavour not to restrict reasonable access to your business premises.

What time will the roads around my business reopen?

We endeavour to reopen the roads around your business as soon as possible. We hope the majority will reopen within one hour of them closing.

Our staff want to get involved in some way – what can we do?

We would support your staff to line the Torch Relay Route.

I want to dress my business for the Olympic Torch Relay – what type of decorations can I use?

We appreciate your business welcoming the Torch with decorations. Please ensure any dressing does not include Olympic insignia for brand protection purposes. For further advice please refer to the official London 2012 website for further guidance, www.london2012.com.

What sort of street decorations will already be put up around my business?

Depending on the area, Boston Borough Council will install bunting and flags to ensure the area is ready to welcome the Torch.

Will my deliveries be affected by the Olympic Torch Relay?

Depending on the location of your business, deliveries may be affected. We would recommend scheduling deliveries on Wednesday, June 27 two hours before and after the torch relay.

Where are the best places to see the torch relay on Wednesday, June 27?

The best places to view the Wrangle Olympic Torch Relay on Wednesday, June 27 are: A52 through Wrangle village;

The best places to view the Boston Olympic Torch Relay on Wednesday, June 27 are: Spilsby Road, Wide Bargate, Market Place and Sleaford Road

We recommend getting to your vantage point one hour before the relay starts, regardless of where you are on the route.

Which roads are closed and when?

Roads on the route will be closed and on-street parking will not be available on the morning of the event (see full details above).

We endeavour to reopen the roads as soon as possible. We hope the majority will reopen within one hour of them closing.

What time should I get to my spot to see the Torch?

We recommend getting to your vantage point at least one hour before the relay starts, regardless of where you are on the route.  Official London 2012 merchandise can be purchased from the London 2012 website, www.London2012.com.

How long will I get to see the torch go past?

The Olympic Torch will be carried for around 300 metres by each of the Torchbearers, who will jog or walk at a pace to allow the crowds to see it. The Torch convoy will take approximately ten minutes to pass by one spot.