By StaffsLive Reporter: Stafford residents are being urged to turn out in force to welcome the Olympic torch.
Organisers are hoping people across the region will bring their flags and banners out to welcome the flame on May 30 after similar scenes as the relay made its way from Land’s End to Plymouth.
Adam Hill, head of leisure at Stafford Borough Council, said: “There were people in fancy dress, families turning out waving union flags and children with banners celebrating the torch’s arrival – I would love to see this happening along our route.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity to see a once in a life time event and from the many residents and schools I have talked to recently there are a lot of people really looking forward to the day.
“But make sure you get in to place early to enjoy it and show your support for the many torchbearers – many who have truly inspiring stories – as it is something you will probably never get the chance to witness again.”
Full details of where you can see the flame in Stafford can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/2012.
Mr Hill added: