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The torch relay is one of the mandatory ceremonies that LOCOG must host as part of the Host Citycontract. It is therefore a high profile event.The Olympic Flame will come within 10 miles of 95% of people in the UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey andJersey.The torch will stop every night in one of the host local authority where an approximately two-hour longstaged show will be taking place. Each host Local Authority will be invited to programme some local contentto showcase the culture and heritage of the area.The BBC will broadcast part of the end-of-day ceremony on the local early evening news (around 6:30pm).Service cover will only be extended to the Torch relay and the evening celebrations will be managed bylocal council resources.During the Torch Relay, overall responsibility for managing the convoy rests with the LOCOG Senior Operations manager The Torch relay will commence on 18th May and finish on the day of the Opening Ceremony, 27th July, atwhich point ownership will pass to the ceremonies team.The torch will travel 8,000 miles either in relay or in convoy (driving and other modes of transport). Theconvoy will be made of sponsors and broadcasters.Ofcom will provide the following services to the Torch Relay:
Licensing of the convoy as described in the JOP;
A field investigation service to reported cases of serious interference;
As the Torch Relay convoy is transitory, it is not practical to have an Ofcom team following the torch to resolve any interference cases. It is anticipated that any interference will be localised and short- lived. Ofcom will have staff geographically dispersed throughout the UK who will use their best endeavours to resolve cases within LOCOGs published severity levels
All interference incidents during the Torch relay will be reported initially to the TOC, who will then callBaldock Operations Centre to report the interference and request BAU support. This will ensure thatvisibility remains within the TOC of all incidents.
Any complaints that require a ‘field’ response will be
channelled to a local engineer.LOCOG will deal directly with COMREG for all other (Non BBC) accreditation, and for access andassurance matters within the Republic of Ireland.Careful planning of the last few miles will require further info
this will be provided in time to plan this. Thiswill be provided by LOCOG in order to plan this jointly.Licensing of the evening shows in each of the local authorities will be done via the BAU route as these arenot organised by LOCOG. Interference management for these services will be under BAU KPIs.