Olympic Flame To Pass Through Great Baddow?

May 2011

The Olympic Flame could pass through Great Baddow on its way to Chelmsford as part of the Olympic Torch Relay. Final details of the exact route have yet to be announced. What is known is that the Olympic Flame arrives in the County town on Friday, July 6 2012. An evening celebration will be held, possibly at Hylands Park, and is expected to attract 15,000 visitors.

With one year to go until the Olympic Flame arrives in the UK, London 2012 has announced the first 74 locations welcoming the Flame during the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay.

The Torch Relay will start from Land's End on May 19 2012, carried by 8,000 inspirational torchbearers. It will come within an hour of 95 per cent of the population of the UK.

The torchbearers will be members of  the public nominated for their work in the community. If you know someone from Great Baddow who you believe deserves this honour you can nominate them at the  London 2012 website