This will be a fantastic few days for Lincolnshire and we want as many people as possible to get involved and have a great time.
But we also want people to stay safe and be aware of some of the travel restrictions that will be in place.
People do need to be aware that if they are travelling by car in the area of the torch, there will be a large number of road closures and significant delays.
This will be a particular issue on June 27 when the torch is in Lincoln for the evening celebration. Anyone travelling by car who does not want to join the party needs to leave the city by 4pm. We are urging employers to take this into consideration and look at flexible working for their staff if possible.
Lincolnshire Police will be monitoring the streets along the Olympic torch route to prevent crime as it passes by.
Although so far there have been no specific crime trends associated with the torch relay, it is sensible for people to take care of their possessions in large crowds. The following tips might be helpful:
- Fully zip up bags and handbags and wear them over your front if possible.
- Never keep your wallet or mobile phone in your back pocket and be wary of flashing smart phones around in public.
- Prior to going out register your mobile phone with immobilise www.immobilise.com Immobilise is a free online national property register that can help trace the owners of lost or stolen property.
- Always cover PIN when using a cash machine and if you feel like someone is looking over your shoulder, cancel the transaction and leave.
- If you think you may have lost your property, speak to any member of police staff on duty.
- Report stolen property via the non-emergency 101 number, or to a police officer or member of police staff.
- If you see anything suspicious report it to a police officer or member of staff.
- If you believe that any person may selling counterfeit goods contact Lincolnshire County Council Trading Standards on Lincoln (01522) 782341.