CROWDS are invited to line the streets to cheer on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games baton relay when it hits Warwick district on July 22.
The countdown to the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Warwickshire is officially on, as the baton begins the final leg of its journey through England this week.
After spending four days in London in June, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, the baton has spent 25 days on its international tour before returning to England on Monday July 4. This week it is touring the south, taking in landmarks such as the Eden Project, Stonehenge and the White Cliffs of Dover.
And Warwickshire will officially welcome the baton on Thursday July 21. Batonbearers will carry it through North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth and Rugby on that day, before it hits Warwick, and Stratford, districts on Friday July 22.
There will be a host of activities and events taking place for the Queen’s Baton Relay, including the chance to showcase stories from batonbearers who are striving for change in their community.
Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the baton. The Birmingham 2022 website will be updated with information over the coming weeks, with further details on the events and where you can line the route.
Coun Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council’s spokesperson for environment, climate and culture, said: “The Queen’s Baton Relay is a fantastic spectacle and a wonderful way to bring people together in the name of sport and community.
“As we enter the final countdown to the Queen’s Baton arriving in our county, excitement is building and I look forward to seeing our residents coming out to line the streets and show their support for our community batonbearers – inspirational Warwickshire people who make a real difference in the county.
“We are very fortunate that we can welcome the baton into every district and borough of Warwickshire. It will be wonderful to see it pass through our streets and we hope as many people as possible will come along and be part of the celebrations”.
For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay visit: www.birmingham2022.com/qbr