The Olympic Torch will travel through South Holland on Wednesday 4th July 2012, between approximately 9.30am and 12.00noon.
South Holland District Council are encouraging people to line the streets and get involved with the Olympic Torch Relay as it travels through the district.
Spalding (9:34 am)
09:34 A151 Bourne Rd
09:41 A151 Winsover Rd
09:51 Station St
09:53 Station Rd
10:14 Hall Pl
10:15 New Rd
10:16 Market Pl
10:17 Church St
10:19 Halmer Gate
10:27 Low Rd
Moulton (10:37 am)
10:37 A151 High Rd
Whaplode (10:44 am)
10:44 A151 High Rd
Holbeach (10:56 am)
10:56 B1515 Spalding Rd
11:06 B1515 High St
11:08 B1515 Fleet St
Long Sutton (11:24 am)
11:24 B1359 Gedney Rd
11:33 Market St
11:35 B1359 London Rd
Olympic Torch Relay FAQs – South Holland
Can I stay open if the torch goes past my business?
SHDC encourages businesses to stay open during the Olympic Torch Relay and to join in the celebrations. Please see below for further guidance.
Will my staff be able to arrive at the usual time?
Rolling road closures and no waiting orders will be in place during the morning of July 4 in Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbeach and Long Sutton. We would encourage staff to celebrate, where possible, the Olympic Torch Relay as it passes by shops and offices.
How will my staff travel to work if the roads around my business are closed?
Road closures will be temporary and will remain in force for only as long as is absolutely necessary. Alternative routes will be made available and route maps are available to view on these webpages. For road closure and route information, see Torch Route – Road Closures.
Am I going to have barriers next to my business?
There will be some barriers in certain parts of the district but these will only be in place for reasons of public safety. These have been kept to a minimum. Your business will remain accessible during the time the Relay is in South Holland. This is an un-ticketed public event but there are expected to be large numbers of people lining the streets throughout Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbeach and Long Sutton.
What is happening in South Holland on the day of the torch relay?
Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbeach and Long Sutton will be buzzing with activity on the day of the Olympic Torch Relay. Please keep checking the Community Events section for further information on local events.
If you are planning on holding an event please get in touch with the Community Development Team on 01775 761161 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What time will the roads around my business reopen?
We endeavour to reopen the roads around your business as soon as possible. We hope the majority will reopen within one hour of them closing. There will be certain areas that are closed for longer. For road closure information please see
What do I do if I want to hold an event alongside the torch relay?
Please contact with the SHDC Community Development Team on 01775 761161 or email: email@example.com and we would be happy to advise you on your event idea.
I want to dress my business for the Olympic Torch Relay – what type of decorations can I use?
We appreciate your business welcoming the Torch with decorations. Please ensure any dressing does not include Olympic insignia for brand protection purposes. Please follow the link for advice on decorating your propertyfor the Olympic Torch Relay.
What sort of street decorations will already be put up around my business?
Depending on the area, there will be bunting and flags to ensure the five locations are ready to welcome the Torch. This will make sure they look bright and colourful for the celebrations. You might like to join in with your local community to ‘Line the Streets’. The London 2012 website has lots of information on how to get involved.
Will my deliveries be affected by the Olympic Torch Relay?
Depending on the location of your business, deliveries may be affected. We would recommend scheduling deliveries based on the Torch Route – Road Closures information.
How will parents drop off children at school if the school is on the torch route?
We are working with Lincolnshire County Council to ensure schools in Lincolnshire are disrupted as little as possible. Please contact your school for further information regarding taxis, buses and pick up arrangements. The Torch will be coming through South Holland on July 4. We anticipate that road closures will come into force at 9am just after school drop off time in Spalding but these are subject to change. We would advise getting into work or school a little earlier than your normal routine.
Where are the best places to see the Torch Relay on Wednesday July 4?
We recommend getting to your vantage point in plenty of time before its estimated time of arrival, where possible, at least one hour before the relay starts, regardless of where you are on the route.
The Torch can be viewed from the following streets:
Spalding : Bourne Road, Winsover Road, Station Street, Hall Place, Church Street, Halmer Gate, Low Road
Moulton : High Road
Whaplode : High Road
Holbeach : Spalding Road, West End, High Street, Fleet Street, Fleet Road.
Long Sutton : Gedney Road, Market Street, High Street, London Road.
Please check the maps and links above for timings and exact location.
How can children get involved?
There are lots of ways that children can get involved in the 2012 Celebrations – see our Community Eventssection for local activities.
There is also a Celebrations Guide (PDF) available on the London 2012 website which contains lots of ideas for children on things to make and do.
How long will I get to see the torch go past?
The Olympic Torch will be carried for around 300 metres by each of the Torchbearers, who will jog or walk at a pace to allow the crowds to see it. The Torch convoy will take approximately 10 minutes to pass by one spot.
Who is carrying the torch and when?
Eight thousand inspirational Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Torch on its journey around Britain, with each person carrying the Torch for around 300 metres. In South Holland there are Spalding (10), Moulton (1), Whaplode (1), Holbeach (5)and Long Sutton (4).