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Growing line up to celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in Bridgnorth

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An ever-growing programme of free activities and entertainment is set to celebrate the arrival of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in Bridgnorth on 23 July.

Local sports groups, charities and wellbeing organisations will gather in Severn Park on Saturday 23 July to entertain and inform people as the Queen’s Baton Relay is in town.

Shropshire Council, Bridgnorth Town Council, Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and Sporting Bridgnorth are supporting the celebration of sports and wellbeing at Severn Park from 10am to 3pm.

The Queen's Baton Relay - Bridgnorth route infographic

The Queen’s Baton Relay – Bridgnorth route

Visitors will be able to enjoy taster sessions of their activities. Sports such as junior football, golf, bowling, rugby, netball, gymnastics and boxing will be represented.

Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, is urging people to get involved. She said:

“There is such a varied programme of free activity planned that there is sure to be something to appeal to everyone.

“I am looking forward to welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay to Shropshire and I am delighted that we get to showcase so much that makes it such a wonderful place to live and work.”

Bridgnorth Town Mayor, Karen Sawbridge, BEM added:

“I am thrilled as I know the rest of the councillors and indeed the residents of Bridgnorth are, that the Queen’s Baton Relay is visiting us here in Bridgnorth.

“It’s made even more special by the fact the Baton arrives from Kidderminster on our wonderful heritage Severn Valley Railway and it will also make a trip on the Cliff Railway; arguably, two of our most important tourist attractions.

“It is such a huge honour for us all in Bridgnorth to have the privilege of hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay and given the extensive sporting prowess of many different sports within our town, the community sports event planned on the Severn Park is sure to be impressive.  This event really does give us the opportunity to celebrate the Commonwealth Games which will start in Birmingham just a few days later.

“I really hope that the people of Bridgnorth will line the streets to cheer on the Baton Bearers and then join us at the Severn Park to celebrate.”

To keep up to date with events on the day visit: Queen’s Baton Relay | Bridgnorth Town Council