Police praise Olympic Torch relay 'amazing day'
12:20pm Friday 15th June 2012 in News
POLICE have praised the organisers of Falmouth’s Olympic Torch relay for helping to create an ‘incredible day’ for the town.
Sgt Gary Watts wrote to the town council to extend his thanks for the planning behind the event.
He said: “In my estimation, the event drew a crowd in the region of 30,000 people for more than a couple of hours.
“Normally any crowd this size would bring issues but due to the foresight and planning these issues were not only manageable but relatively minor on the day.
“This was made possible in the lead up and on the day by numerous teams from organisations including dedicated volunteers on the day all working for the good of the town.”
Sgt Watts singled out town manager Richard Gates for his efforts, adding: “Richard’s planning was meticulous and clearly the main reason why Falmouth was able to enjoy a fantastic event.”
Speaking at a meeting of Falmouth Town Council on Monday, PCSO Sean McDonnell, who was a torch bearer on the day, said the event could not have gone better.
He said: “I would like to echo Sgt Watts. The day showcased all that is good about not just Cornwall but Falmouth as well, it was the sort of event the town is known for now.
“I would like to thank Falmouth and Richard Gates specifically for their work, as a torchbearer it really was an incredible day.”