The Olympic Torch Relay is coming to Dover on July 18 and Dover Harbour Board is proud to be supporting Dover District Council in delivering the event for the local community.

The event will consist of the Torch Relay, stage show and firework finale and the Port of Dover is working to help the Council provide a safe and secure environment for the event in order to maximise its success and make the experience a memorable one for all involved.

In order to facilitate the preparations for the event, access to the seafront area will be restricted in the build up and during the performance, with some temporary road closures in place.

Operations in the Eastern Docks will continue as normal during the event, as will Cruise and Freight Clearance services in the Western Docks. Vessel movements and anchorage in the Western entrance, outer harbour west of the East buoy and inner harbour will be restricted on July 17 from 2130hrs to 2200hrs and between 1700hrs and 1800hrs plus 2100hrs to 2300hrs on July 18. A Notice to Mariners detailing the harbour restrictions will be issued in due course.

Dover Harbour Board would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and to express its appreciation for patience and assistance that all tenants, the Port Community and local residents are giving to the organisers of the event.