COUNCILLORS in St Ives are still pressing ahead with plans to ask the town’s Olympic torchbearers to donate their torches.

St Ives Town Council has been turned down by two people but has asked Councillor Philip Pope to continue to find one who will be prepared to donate a torch.

He said: "Instead of the torches being hidden in a cupboard for years, we would hope to ask torchbearers for a loan to put on display. It would be good for the town to remember the day by having a torch with a plaque and photograph of the torchbearer next to it."

Councillors also agreed to sell the Olympic banners displayed along the torch route on online auction site ebay.

The money would be split, like Huntingdon Town Council, between the Huntingdonshire District Council chairman's charity and the mayor's charity.

Banners such as the 18 in St Ives are being sold for between £35 and £50. The council will keep one of the banners.

Meanwhile, councillors agreed to investigate putting a new bus stop at Marley Road and installing paving on the other side of the road.

A report on the state of bus stops in the town will also be prepared.

The Mayor and Mayoress of twin town Stadtallendorf will visit St Ives on October 7 to 9 for the Michaelmas Fair.

The next full council meeting will be on October 10 at 8pm.