City dreams of Olympic Torch

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OLYMPIC hopes still hang in the balance as people waited to hear confirmation of the official torch route.

Milton Keynes Council wrote to the Olympic Committee urging it to choose Milton Keynes as a location for the famous torch to travel through on its journey to London. Two weeks ago, it was revealed that Milton Keynes was not a chosen location for an overnight stay – the committee instead opting for Cambridge on Saturday, July 7 and Luton on Sunday, July 8.

Olympic Sam'Mock up of Cllr Sam Crooks with 2012 Olympic Torch.''MPMC WK20 M11

Olympic Sam'Mock up of Cllr Sam Crooks with 2012 Olympic Torch.''MPMC WK20 M11

However, with the route still unconfirmed, it was hoped that the torch could come through the town on Monday, July 9 on its way to Oxford.

Sam Crooks, leader of the Lib Dem group in Milton Keynes Council, suggested the council write to the committee to urge them to consider Milton Keynes for a visit.

Awaiting the decision, he said: “We feel this is the perfect location for the Olympic Torch to come through.

“Milton Keynes may be only 40 years old, but we already have so much history and heritage here, from Stony Stratford, the A5 and Bletchley Park.

“We all hope that, come the announcement, we will be celebrating another great moment in the history of the town.”