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Mayor Dorothy Thornhill urges residents to welcome Paralympic torch
4:10pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
Watford’s elected mayor has urged residents to give the Paralympic torch a warm welcome as it comes through the town in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
The flame will be carried from down the A41 Watford Road, down St Albans Road , Beechen Grove and Lower High Street before heading to Bushey between 1am and 2.40am on its way to the Olympic stadium.
There are two main points were people are being encouraged to congregate at to greet the torch.
The first is the Sainsbury’s car park, near the Dome Roundabout, where Mayor Dorothy Thornhill will be welcoming the torch at around 12.50am.
The torch will then leave the supermarket at around 2pm to head down St Albans Road.
The second meeting point will at Watford Fire Station, in Lower High Street, where the torch will alight before heading into Bushey.
Mayor Thornhill said: "It is not the best time of day for people to show their support that is why we are trying to concentrate it at two points.
"For people showing up at the fire station there will be a nice cup of tea then we can head to the boundary (with Bushey) where there will be a big cheer."
The torch is set to leave Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, where the Paralympics was invented, at 8pm tonight and make the 92-mile journey to the Olympic stadium in Stratford.