Deadline to collect Olympic Torch Relay wristband looms

THIS Friday is the deadline for people to collect their wristbands for the Olympic Torch Relay evening celebration.

Almost 8,000 places have been allocated for the free family festivities which will be taking place on Thursday July 12 on Weymouth Beach.

It is being staged by the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), the three Presenting Partners of the Olympic Torch Relay – Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung – and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

Applications for the event wristbands were launched on the borough council’s website at 7am on June 12, and were all snapped up in two hours.

Successful applicants have until 4pm on Friday to collect their passes from their selected Tourist Information Centre.

The borough council has confirmed that any not collected by this deadline will be made available to the general public. Details will be announced in early July.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:10am Wed 27 Jun 12

scubadude says...

Part of the problem might be the confusing email sent by the council- "Emails confirming bookings for the Torch Relay Evening Celebration are still being delivered and yours may not have arrived yet.

Please be reassured that if you are receiving this email it means that your booking has been successful, the details you entered have been registered and you will be able to collect your wristbands from your selected Tourist Information Centre." Genius use of the English language there...
Part of the problem might be the confusing email sent by the council- "Emails confirming bookings for the Torch Relay Evening Celebration are still being delivered and yours may not have arrived yet. Please be reassured that if you are receiving this email it means that your booking has been successful, the details you entered have been registered and you will be able to collect your wristbands from your selected Tourist Information Centre." Genius use of the English language there... scubadude
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Brian.H says...

Can't wait still next week and the front page story about someone missing out, because of the email.
Can't wait still next week and the front page story about someone missing out, because of the email. Brian.H
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Wed 27 Jun 12

bootedsw says...

only the council would open a ticket website during the peak travel to work / school time. I wonder how many the council gave any away before the website opened.
only the council would open a ticket website during the peak travel to work / school time. I wonder how many the council gave any away before the website opened. bootedsw
  • Score: 0

12:52pm Thu 28 Jun 12

niceonecyril says...

Since when has 7am been a peak time for schools??
Since when has 7am been a peak time for schools?? niceonecyril
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree