- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: Local News, News
Valerie has welcomed news that the Olympic Torch Relay will travel through Walsall South on Saturday 30 June 2012, using Littleton Street East, Lichfield Street, Bridge Street, Park Street, Wolverhampton Road and Wolverhampton Road West.
This will be an exciting opportunity for those of us who have not been lucky enough to secure tickets to the Games themselves to join in the Olympic Celebrations.”
“The day will be particularly special for the Walsall South based aluminium foundry, Alucast Limited, that recently secured the contract to produce specialist aluminium component for the torches to be used in the Olympic Torch Relay.”
“I was pleased to welcome Mr Tony Sartorious and Mr John Swift the directors of Alucast based in Wednesbury, to the House of Commons last month. During the visit I introduced Mr Sartorious and Mr Swift to the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, who was the Minister for the Olympics when Britain won the competition to host the Olympics. ”
On Friday 27th January 2012, Valerie visited the Alucast Foundry in Wednesbury to see the specialist manufacturing carried out by the company. In addition to components for the Olympic Relay Torches, the company has also produced components for MRI scanners and high end sports cars, including McLarens, Bugattis and Bentleys.