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Published: 20/07/2012

Residents who live along the Olympic Torch route in Bitton, Longwell Green, Hanham and Filton are being encouraged to decorate their house or flat to help give a warm welcome to the torchbearers as they carry the flame through the district.

You might like to decorate your home in red, white and blue or the Olympic Torch colours of white and gold. And if you’re green-fingered, why not plant some yellow and white flowers in your garden or hanging baskets?

You can visit for inspiration.

Staff at Hanham Library, which is on the route, are already getting in the mood and will be putting up bunting and making their own Olympic-themed paper torches to display in the window to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. From 2pm to 7pm today, the library is holding craft sessions for children and young people to come along and make their own torches to wave in the crowd as the torch passes by.

Cllr John Calway, leader of South Gloucestershire Council, said: “This is a great opportunity for our residents to see the Olympic Flame carried through the streets of South Gloucestershire and we hope that people living directly on the route will join in the spirit of the occasion by decorating their properties and coming out to welcome the torchbearers as they pass by on what will be an historic day to treasure for people, young and old.”

We are encouraging residents to add their photos of the event and their decorated houses to our facebook page and you can follow the action on Twitter sglostorchrelay

Full details of the route and a detailed map are available online along with a listed of frequently asked questions

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