New website to feature Olympic information

A WEBSITE has been set up to help residents, schools and businesses to get involved in the London 2012 Olympics.

The internet site has been launched by Northumberland County Council to create a central point of information on Olympic-inspired events that are taking place around the county in the run-up to, and during, the games.

Residents can find out information on the Olympic torch’s relay route through Northumberland, as well as what community celebration events are being planned.

Neil Bradbury, the council’s executive member responsible for culture, tourism and leisure, said: “With less than 100 days to go before the start of the Olympic Games, interest and momentum is building, and many local communities are planning their own Olympic-inspired celebration events.

The website provides a central reference point to log everything that is happening in the county and help those who want to to get involved.”

The website can be found online at

The county council would like to hear from anyone planning their own celebration events to mark the Olympics and rally support as British athletes such as Jessica Ennis, pictured, go for gold.

To keep it informed, e-mail your details to

The Olympic torch relay is due to arrive in Ashington at 8.40am on Friday, June 15, and will pass through Newbiggin, Choppington, Morpeth, Hartford, Bedlington, and Blyth, before heading into North Tyneside at 2pm that same day.