Volunteers needed as Olympic Torch Relay goes through Wealden

Volunteers are needed to help as stewards when the Olympic Torch Relay passes through Crowborough and Pevensey on Tuesday, July 17.

Wealden Council is looking for people to help the police and council officers when the Olympic Torch passes through the district on its way to the London 2012 Games.

Duties will include supervising the route and event parking. Training sessions are to be provided in Crowborough, Uckfield and Pevensey to ensure everyone knows what they have to do on the day and every volunteer will be able to see the torch as it passes through.

The training sessions are to be held ata Crowborough on May 29 and June 14, at Uckfield on June 7 and at Pevensey on June 18 and 20.

Applications are sought from all sections of the community.

Cllr Johanna Howell, cabinet member for community and the voluntary sector at Wealden Council said: “The torch will be coming through Wealden just ten days before the London Opening Ceremony so we are expecting public interest to be reaching epic proportions.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Wealden website, by emailing active@wealden.gov.uk or by telephoning 01323 443520. Completed forms must be returned to the district council by 5pm on Friday, May 11.

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