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Pick your local hero to carry to Olympic torch en route to London

Eight road shows are being held by Wiltshire Council across the county next month to give people a chance to nominate a local hero to carry the Olympic Torch next year.

And they will give an opportunity to residents in Marlborough and Devizes to express their views on matters of concern to council staff, including how they view the council.

From August 30 Wiltshire Council will be encouraging local people to attend the events and fill in a nomination form for a special person they believe should carry the iconic flame as it passes through the county en route to the opening of the Olympic Games in London.

Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council tells Marlborough News Online: “The Olympic Torch will be in Wiltshire next year and we want everyone to feel a part of this historic event.  We are hoping local people will come along to these road shows and nominate someone they believe makes a difference in their community to carry the torch next year."

“This also gives us a good opportunity to listen to people and find out what matters to them at a local level.  We want to hear how people view the council as it will help us to improve what we do and address the concerns raised."

Nominations close in September so it is important to nominate your local hero now before the Olympic torch route is unveiled in November.

The road shows, which run from 10am to 2pm, will be held in Marlborough High Street on September 7 and in Market Place, Devizes, on September 8.

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