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Brent Council's Lead Member for London 2012, Councillor James Powney has urged residents to get up early in the morning to see the Paralympic Torch go through Brent.
He said : "The borough really came together for the Olympic Torch Relay and I hope that despite the early start the community will make the same effort to line the streets on Wednesday 29 August."
The Torch will arrive in Brent at Honey Pot Lane in Kingsbury at 5.10am and leave at Carlton Vale, South Kilburn at 8.18am. It will call in at Willesden Sports Centre and the Swaminarayan Mandir on its journey.
To view the route and timings follow this LINK
After the Paralympic Flame leaves the borough there will be a free Paralympic Sports Open Day at Willesden Sports Centre from 10am-3pm for young people (with or without a disability) aged 8-16.
With not so demanding an early morning start-time, Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group will be demonstrating outside Neasden Jobcentre, nw10 2uf (map) from 8:30am to 10am on 28 August. This is in line with the week of action called by UK Uncut and Disabled People Against the Cuts, to express public distaste against the 'poverty pimps' Atos' sponsorship of the Paralympics and Atos' undue influence on the International Paralympics body.
Dame Tanni Gray-Thompson the wheelchair athlete has experessed concern at the role of Atos in denying disabled people their due benefits, and the impact that this will have in terms of denying opportunity to prospective British parlympics athletes.
'Raymondo of KUWG'
Just how many things is Powney "Lead Member" for???
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