Essex County councillor Stephen Castle
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London 2012: Essex reacts to Olympic torch relay route

Olympic hopefuls and councillors have been reacting to the announcement of the 17 Essex locations where the torch relay will stop.

The torch relay will head through Essex on 6 and 7 July 2012.

Essex County Council's cabinet member for the Olympic Games, Councillor Stephen Castle, officially announced the locations at the Olympic mountain bike venue at Hadleigh Castle.

He said it was a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for the local communities.

  • 07 Nov 2011
  • From the section Essex