Thurrock Council wants everyone to get involved, work together and make sure the longest hand-made bunting in the world is ready to line the route of the Olympic Torch Relay through Grays on Friday, 6 July.
It doesn’t matter who you are – a school, sports club, community group, faith group, business, street, group of friends – all you have to do is create 100m of bunting each.
Although the detailed route through Grays is not available, it is estimated that the relay will be around three miles long ― that is around six miles of bunting to hold alongside the route.
The council will supply a “bunting toolkit” to the first 100 groups to register, including instructions, a template, and 101 metres of tape. Details will also be posted on the website. To get your bunting kit, register your details at email@example.com
Not only can your bunting be used at your sports days, street parties or community events, but as a symbol of unity and community spirit, the council is asking you to bring it to the Torch Relay and tie each 100m length of bunting together to create the world’s longest line of bunting along the route.
Council Leader, Cllr John Kent, said: “As I’ve said before, 2012 is a year of celebration nationally and locally and the council wants to do all it can to help local people join in the fun.
”When the Olympic Torch Relay comes to Grays in July, it would be marvellous if we could line both sides of the streets involved with Thurrock’s best home-made bunting.
“There’s no reason why you should make the bunting for the relay alone. If you’re having a Diamond Jubilee street party or other fun celebration, put Friday, 6 July in your diary as well.
“Although we can’t say where the actual route will be, we want Thurrock to have an event to remember ― a once in a lifetime event to remember.”