CALDERDALE is getting set to welcome the Olympic Flame and has appealed to the community to get involved.
And one group are already planning something a little different.
The Brighouse Business Initiative are to pay to have rolls of turf laid in Commercial Street on June 24 – to allow community events to go ahead as the Torch hits the town.
The iconic Olympic Flame will be carried through the streets of Brighouse after a journey through Huddersfield.
It is part of the nationwide Olympic Torch Relay.
Commercial Street adjoins the route through Brighouse and the turfed area will be available for the community for games, parties and picnics.
Lesley Adams, who chairs the business group, said: “The convoy won’t be on the grass – that area will remain free for use by those taking part in the sports day.
“We want the shops to stay open and we’re hoping to have some food stalls and a beer tent set up too”.
The business group will foot the £2,000 bill.
Calderdale Council is inviting communities, families and schools to help make it a day to remember by lining the streets, waving flags and banners, wearing fancy dress with painted faces, making music, or in other creative ways such as decorating their school, house or garden.
The Mayor of Calderdale, Clr Nader Fekri, said: “I’m really proud of our many cultures in Calderdale and encourage all our communities to line the streets to give the warmest welcome to the Olympic Flame on this historic occasion.
“In our borough we already have many groups and organisations hosting their own Olympic themed activities, including diving lessons, contemporary dance and sport science workshops and even a mini Olympic Games in Brighouse.”