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Olympic roudabouts ready for Torch Relay's arrival

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Streetscene Services have transformed several roundabouts in the area to help celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The roundabouts, situated along key routes, include Lincoln Way and Swinemoor Lane in Beverley, Grange Way in Molescroft and York and Scarborough Roads in Driffield.

The themed roundabouts incorporate sustainable planting with a splash of summer bedding to provide a timely reminder in future years of the special events that took place in 2012. 

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This summer is going to be a truly memorable one for our residents and for the country as a whole. The Olympic Torch will be passing through our area next week on its way to London for the start of the games and these roundabouts are a great way for the local authority to get involved.

“The designs make excellent use of sustainable planting are low maintenance and will provide a fitting backdrop for the summer’s festivities and are being funded from existing budgets.”

These improvements works form part of the council's Gateways and Corridors programme. Work is planned over the next four years to carry out further improvements to a number of roundabouts situated along main routes throughout the East Riding.  

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