SEVENOAKS District Council is encouraging people to become a 'Local Leader' during the Olympics.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has launched the initiative to help people play an active role in bringing their friends, family and community together to celebrate the arrival of the Games.

Local Leaders will get access to London 2012 branding, posters and toolkits and will be able to put their celebration events on the London 2012 Join In listings website.

The council’s cabinet member for leisure, Councillor Pat Bosley, said: "The 2012 Games promises to be a very special event, especially as the Olympic Torch Relay and Paralympic Games are coming to our District.

"Residents can help make it an even greater occasion by becoming a Local Leader to bring this sense of occasion to the heart of their local community."

To sign up, visit