People living in Lichfield are getting ready to welcome the Olympic torch to the city.
The flame will arrive on June 30 when it makes the journey from the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas into the city.
Visitors are being reminded to plan their visit to Lichfield on the day as a number of roads will be closed.
“We have closely followed the experience of other towns and cities that have hosted the Olympic Torch Relay, and know thousands of people have arrived early to secure a place along the route,” said Cllr Val Richards.
“We are keen to encourage anyone who wants to watch the flame pass through our district to arrive early, particularly if they want to park in our city centre car parks, as roads and car parks along the route will be closed to traffic from 8.30am until the flame has passed.
“This also means, if you live near to the route, you will need to plan ahead as access through Streetyhay, Lichfield city and Hopwas will be affected.
“In addition, many roads in the heart of the city will be closed throughout the day to allow celebratory events to take place.”
For more information about road closures and events taking place to mark the Olympic torch’s visit to Lichfield, go to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/2012.