When the Torch will be in Goole
The last place to view the Olympic Torch in the East Riding before it leaves for York on Tuesday, 19 June will be in Goole.
The relay will go into torchbearer mode in Goole at around 8.29am on Boothferry Road and will pass by Goole College on the right and continue down Boothferry Road past Bartholomew Avenue and Clifton Gardens on the left, Gordon Street on the right and Lloyds TSB on the left before the Flame is carried through the pedestrian area before turning right onto Stanhope Street.
The route will then turn right onto Coronation Street and then left onto Boothferry Road passing by Pasture Road on the right and Jefferson Street, Henry Street and Newport Street on the left before turning left onto A164 Rawcliffe Road and reverting to convoy mode at around 8.51am.
Like in Beverley, the torchbearer and the convoy will split up at the pedestrian area.
How the Torch Travels
Torchbearer Mode – This is when a torchbearer will carry the flame through the streets of the East Riding for approximately 300m each before passing the flame onto the next torchbearer. This will happen only through the four chosen communities on the route (Bridlington, Beverley, Brough and Goole). The torchbearer will be flanked by a number of vehicles such as the police, media and sponsor activation vehicles.
Convoy Mode – This is when the flame will be carried inside a vehicle and travel at national speed limits on route to the next community on route. This would not be an advisable method for viewing the convoy.
Torchbearers in Goole
Transport / Road Closures / Disabled Viewing Areas
The preferred viewing area for people with disabilities will be the pedestrian area in Goole town centre. This area will be stewarded.
With regards to parking facilities, Goole has a number of car parks and the council would advise people to investigate these before travelling to Goole and any charges that may apply.
The council would advise people to arrive early to ensure best viewing locations and also to be on the side of the road where the convoy and torch will be being carried.
Ambassadors will be in place, wearing high-visibility vests, to offer any general support to the public.
During the relay, there will be a series of rolling road closures which will be facilitated by Humberside Police, which will be around 10 minutes in length and will cause minimal disruption to traffic.
The Olympic Torch Relay will be the largest ever joint policing operation for Yorkshire and the Humber and the aim is for everyone to enjoy the six day celebration safely without security measures adversely affecting their experience.
Humberside Police assistant chief constable Alan Leaver said: “We do hope that people come along to see the Torch. For most of us it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We will do all we can to ensure that everybody is able to enjoy the experience peacefully and safely.”
The council advises residents and visitors to carefully consider their travel and viewing arrangements well in advance and, if on the route, to remove their parked vehicles from the street where possible.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Olympic Torch Relay’s visit to Goole provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents of the town and the surrounding area to be part of a global event.
“The council would encourage people to line the streets and cheer on the torchbearers as they carry the flame through the East Riding and to join in the celebrations for this magnificent occasion.”
Some schools may be closing early due to the Olympic Torch Relay. The council would advise parents/guardians to contact their child’s school to make sure what the arrangements will be.
Residents in the East Riding are encouraged to celebrate the Games in their local area by joining the Local Leaders programme.
A Local Leader is someone that makes things happen – they organise, pull people together, have a passion for the Games and want to celebrate London 2012.
If you are interested in being a part of this, email email@example.com to register for the Promotional Toolkit.
East Riding Gold Events Guide
East Riding Gold is East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s offer towards ensuring that all residents across the authority are able to join in the celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at a local level.
The East Riding Gold Events Guide has been produced to highlight a number of sporting, cultural, educational and community activities for residents to access throughout the whole of 2012 linked to Olympic and Paralympic Games.
To access the guide visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/leisure/events/london-2012/east-riding-gold/
The council will be providing information in the build up and during the days of the Olympic Torch Relay on Twitter.
The main East Riding of Yorkshire Council Twitter feed is @East_riding and road information is available on @ER_roads
Follow Humberside Police on Twitter @humberbeat using #HumbTorch as the Olympic Torch travels through the force area.