Update Sept 11th: We can exclusively reveal the event will happen on the evening of 28th September, with the council confirming it will be ‘early evening’!
Agenda item 16 for the Councils Executive Board meeting (read the PDF here) gives an insight to the closely guarded secret of what the plans are for Wrexham’s olympians homecoming.
It says “It is proposed that formal recognition of the achievements of all three athletes takes place at the Guildhall followed by a civic reception. A public celebration is also proposed to take place at Llwyn Isaf with a theme of children and young people and participation in sport. To complement this event there will be sports demonstrations by local clubs and associations children’s entertainers, healthy lifestyle acitivites, and food stalls. ”
There would be an opportunity during the event for the athletes to be formally congratulated/recognised from the Guildhall balcony with speeches and those
attending the community event would be able to show their appreciation for their achievements. It is anticipated that the event will take place late afternoon/early evening to ensure a good turn out by the local community. “
To fund the event a note states: “It is suggested that the cost be met from the Community Events 2012/13 budget”.
There has been speculation to what form the event will take, with Wrexham.com being the first to reveal a tease the other day at the Town Centre Forum.
You can relive pictures from the day the torch came to town, we were also the first local media organisation to reveal that the torch would be coming to town and to announce details of the torch’s route through town, as well as the first to get a report up on the day!
If you missed it, we also made this cracking video: