The Olympic Torch came along Union Street!

Hundreds of peoples came along to help us cheer the Olympic Torch along Union Street on 19 May 2012.  We had fabulous live music by Brian Ibbotson, activities for children to make a torch and plenty of free bubbles and flags for everyone to enjoy.

Union Street filled with bubbles and anticipation as we all waited for the torch.  It took a while but eventually the street went quiet until we finally saw the parade appear.  It was fantastic to see our community come together to show a very warm and cheerful Stonehouse welcome!

Our local ward Councillors Sue MacDonald and Chris Penberthy also came along to support us.

This was all made possible by our sponsors:


This is what our sponsors had to say:

“The Millfields Trust has established itself as a highly successful community business as well as supporting local schools through the Widening Horizons programme.   We are pleased to be working in partnership with Stonehouse Action for this fun event and greatful for the local business support from QuickStore and Independent Utilities. This signifies a huge step in partnership working and look forward to future events in the Stonehouse neighbourhood."  Roger Pipe, General Manager of the Millfields Trust

'IU (Independent Utilities) are proud to be involved with the local community to mark the London 2012 Olympics with such a historic event.  We are a local Company, we strongly believe in keeping the Community Spirit alive and marking special occasions such as this in any way we can. The IU team will be in attendance on the day to join in with the festivities.' Independent Utilities

“Since starting in the Millbay area in 1989 we have seen a gradual yet positive improvement in both the physical amenity and more importantly the social wellbeing of the immediate area. We believe that the lead taken by several working groups including Millfields Trust and Stonehouse Action has been a huge part of the catalyst for change. Quickstore is proud to be associated and even play a small part in the Millbay regeneration to fulfill and recognise its’ wonderful future potential.” Andy Patrick, Quickstore