Torch relay

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BBC interview on Surrey’s £44 million Olympic boost

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Services Helyn Clack has been interviewed by BBC Surrey about the £44 million boost to Surrey’s economy from last summer’s Games a year after the Olympic torch relay started. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Torch relay cheered across Surrey

Around 161,500 people lined the streets of Surrey to catch a glimpse of the Olympic torch relay travelling across the county. From Godstone to Guildford, cheering crowds delighted in seeing a slice of Olympic history unfold on their doorsteps on Friday. More than 50 torchbearers carried the flame on day 63 of its journey around the … Continue reading

UK’s oldest firefighter carries the Olympic torch

The UK’s oldest full time firefighter carried the Olympic torch through Surrey today <17 July>, marking the 10 day countdown to the start of the 2012 Games. Malcolm Styles, 63, celebrated a 34-year career with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service by running with the flame through Felbridge. The long-serving firefighter is also a charity fundraiser. … Continue reading

UK’s oldest firefighter to carry Olympic torch in Surrey

The UK’s oldest full time firefighter will carry the Olympic torch through Felbridge when it comes to Surrey on Tuesday. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Malcolm Styles is one of four torchbearers chosen to carry the flame through the village on 17 July. The 63-year-old from Redhill has been a firefighter for 34 years. The … Continue reading

Helyn Clack on BBC Surrey for Olympic Q&A

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, was on BBC Surrey today (13 July) to answer listeners’ questions about the Olympic events taking place in the county. Surrey Police Chief Superintendent, Gavin Stephens, was also in the studio to answer questions around policing the Olympic events. Audio courtesy … Continue reading

Thousands celebrate the Olympic torch relay in Surrey

Around 14,000 people thronged the streets of Egham to watch the Olympic torch relaypass through the town. Crowds saw a slice of Olympic history unfold on Tuesday afternoon as torchbearers, including former England midfielder Ray Wilkins, carried the flame along the A30 and through High Street, Station Road and Manorcrofts Road, before being driven in … Continue reading

Olympic volunteers gear up to welcome world to Surrey

Training sessions are underway for more than 450 volunteers who will welcome the world to Surrey during the 2012 Games. Recruited by Surrey County Council, the ambassadors will be at key locations along the route and at train stations on the days the Olympic cycling events and torch relay take place in the county. They’ll … Continue reading

Surrey firefighters featured on BBC One Show

A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service firefighter, who will carry the Olympic torch when it passes through Felbridge, Surrey, on 17 July, was featured on the BBC One Show last week (25 May). Malcolm Styles was joined by some of his colleagues for a flambé lunch on the program. Watch the show on BBC iPlayer here. (The segment is 20 minutes into the show.)

Surrey teen carries Olympic flame

A Surrey teenager who overcame kidney and major spinal surgery has fulfilled her dream of carrying the Olympic flame on the first day of the torch relay (19 May). After running with the torch in Newquay, Cornwall, 15-year-old Hattie Devereux from Fetcham, Surrey, said it was the most amazing day of her life. Miss Devereux … Continue reading

Calling all magicians, singers, dancers and acrobats

Surrey County Council is calling on young performers from across the county to enter the biggest school talent contest ever to take place in Surrey. Students aged seven to 16 can film their 2012 Games inspired acts and post them on YouTube to enter the Surrey Schools Have Talent competition for their chance to perform … Continue reading

Oldest full time firefighter to carry Olympic flame

The UK’s oldest full time firefighter has been selected to carry the Olympic torch. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Malcolm Styles will go against his training and keep the flame burning as he carries the torch on 17 July* in Felbridge. The 63-year-old is among 7,600 people confirmed as torchbearers by Olympic organisers** today (19 March). … Continue reading

Jeremy Hunt praises council’s Olympic work

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised Surrey County Council’s good work in making the most of the opportunities created by the 2012 Games. He told the website Get Surrey that the county is already seeing the benefits with £740m worth of Olympic-related contracts going to local businesses. He said Surrey is playing its part and … Continue reading

Surrey Olympic volunteers wanted

Context: Surrey County Council is calling for enthusiastic people to volunteer as Surrey Ambassadors when the Olympic cycle events and torch relay take place in the county. More than a million people are expected to visit Surrey during the 2012 Games and up to 450 ambassadors are needed to welcome visitors and provide interesting and … Continue reading


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