Residents, schools and businesses are being encouraged to make plans to come out and line the streets, when the Olympic Flame is carried through King’s Lynn on Wednesday 4 July.
Just after 12 noon, the Olympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers along London Road turning into Blackfriars Street. It will then travel through the heart of the shopping centre, along New Conduit Street, turning right into the High Street and arriving on the Tuesday Market Place at around 12.15.
Next, the flame will head onto St Nicholas Street, St Ann’s Street, North Street, John Kennedy Road, Loke Road, Columbia Way, and Greenpark Avenue. The Olympic Torch will finally arrive at Lynnsport for an invitation only stop.
Watching the event in town
If you are planning to come into King’s Lynn town centre, we would advise you to arrive early as we are expecting lots of visitors and space will be limited. Once the town centre reaches capacity, the stewards will ask people to go elsewhere along the town route to ensure the safety of spectators, the torchbearers and shoppers in the town.
Car parking in King’s Lynn
If you are planning to come into the town centre on 4 July, please bear in mind that car parks are likely to be busy. There will be parking restrictions on the Tuesday Market Place.
Two temporary car parks are being created to help alleviate the pressure on existing car parks. One will be at The Walks. This will be accessible via Tennyson Avenue. From here people can walk up to London Road or into the town centre to see the relay.
The other temporary car park will be at Kingsway Playing Field, on the North Lynn Bypass (opposite the fire station) – shuttle buses will be operating from the playing field into the town. The cost for parking in these locations will be £2 for the day.
All other car parks will be operating as normal, but due to the rolling road closures in place while the torch relay is actually underway, access to and egress from these car parks may be restricted.
Helen Dolphin, age 37 from Norwich
Norman South, age 77 from Littleport
Phil Wilkinson, age 57 from Kings Lynn
Ayesha Copeland, age 19 from Sleaford
Emily Clark, age 29 from Norwich
Kevin Waddison, age 39 from Hunstanton
Lauren Reeder, age 24 from Lowestoft
Robert Lamacraft, age 47 from Rackheath
The rest of the route through Norfolk
Having been driven out of King’s Lynn at around 1.40pm, running with the Flame will begin again in South Wootton, close to 1.45pm. Starting on Low Road, close to South Wootton Lane, the route will follow Low Road, Grimston Road, before finishing close to Langley Road not long after 1.55pm.
The next stop for the torch will be Sandringham. It will travel to Sandringham in vehicles and is due to arrive outside the Visitor Centre just after 2pm. It will be carried by a torchbearer along the public road to the Norwich Gates and will then enter the gardens and be carried to the front door of Sandringham House, arriving at about 2.10pm.
The torch will then return the way it has come, leaving Sandringham House at about 2.30pm and passing back through the Norwich Gates at 2.35pm, turning right and heading towards Hillington. The torch will return to the vehicles at the junction signposted to the sawmill.
West Rudham welcomes the Torchbearers, when, at around 2.50pm, the Relay begins on the A148, close to Mill Lane. Passing into East Rudham along the A148, the Relay will head back into convoy mode close to Bagthorpe Road at around 3.05pm.
The Torch Relay heads on to Fakenham not long after 3.15pm, arriving on Wells Road, close to Toll Bar. The route will follow Wells Road, Oak Street, Market Place, Norwich Street and then finally Holt Road, departing near The Drift, close to 3.35pm.
The next port of call for the Relay is Holt – where Torchbearers will begin to carry the flame on Letheringset Hill around 3.55pm. The route will follow Obelisk Plain, High Street, Market Place, then Station Road, departing near to the A148 at around 4.05pm.
The Olympic Flame begins to be carried through Cromer at around 4.15pm on the Holt Road, close to Middlebrook Way. The route will follow Holt Road, West Street, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Garden Street, Pier Esplanade, Jetty Street, High Street, Church Street, Norwich Road, before leaving Cromer close to Cromer Academy at around 4.50pm.
The Torch Relay heads on to Aylsham, starting on the A140, close to Dunkirk, at around 5.20pm. The route will follow Millgate, Gashouse Hill, White Hart Street, Red Lion Street, Norwich Road, before leaving Aylsham close to Copeman Road at around 5.35pm.
The Olympic Flame reaches Norwich at around 5.50pm, with Torchbearing starting on Cromer Road, close to Waldemar Avenue.The route will then follow Aylsham Road, Waterloo Road, Magpie Road, Edward Street, Pitt Street, Duke Street, St Andrew’s Street, Exchange Street, Gaol Hill, St Peters Street, Millennium Plain, Theatre Street, Malthouse Lane, past the Big Screen at Chapelfield Plain, before arriving in Chapelfield Gardens close to 6.50pm.
There will be a special evening celebration event in Chapelfield Gardens that evening.
On Thursday July 5 the Olympic Flame will head to Hethersett High School for a photo opportunity at 6.20am. The Flame will be driven back to Norwich, where the Torch Relay will begin at 6.45am at Norwich Castle.
The Flame will be carried down Castle Meadow not long after 6.55, with the route then following Upper King Street, Queen Street, The Close, Ferry Lane, via a rowing boat into Riverside Road, Kett’s Hill, Plumstead Road, St Williams Way, before departing Norwich at around 7.45am close to Margaret Crescent.
Travelling in convoy mode to Acle, the Relay will begin again at around 8am on Norwich Road. The route will follow The Street and New Road, before leaving Acle close to 8.10am near to Springfield.
The next stop for the relay is Filby, where Torchbearing will begin near Filby Bridge on Main Road not long after 8.15am. Travelling along Main Road, the Relay will finish in Filby at about 8.30am, close to Filby Close.
The last Norfolk destination that the Torch Relay passes through is Great Yarmouth, beginning on Yarmouth Road close to Yarmouth Stadium, at around 8.55am
The route will follow Caister Road, Lawn Avenue, North Quay, then left at the roundabout at Fuller’s Hill.
The Torchbearer will then bear right – heading across the Marketplace, down Regent Street, Hall Quay, Bridge Road, finishing on Pasteur Road close to Homebase at around 9.40am.
The Flame is then driven on to Lowestoft.