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Plan in advance as Birmingham 2022 The Queen’s Baton Relay progresses through Bridgnorth

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With just two days to go until Bridgnorth hosts the Birmingham 2022 The Queen’s Baton Relay, final preparations are being made to guarantee events go without a hitch.

On Saturday 23 July 2022 the Baton will arrive at Severn Valley Railway from Kidderminster, hauled by No 70 “Elizabeth II”, the steam locomotive recently painted purple and silver to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

From the Severn Valley Railway the Baton will be transported around the town by a team of 17 specially-selected Batonbearers from across the region.

The Queen's Baton Relay comes to Bridgnorth infographic

The Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Bridgnorth

Once it crosses the River Severn the Baton will follow Mill Street onto the A442, to arrive at 11.45am in Severn Park where Shropshire Council, Bridgnorth Town Council, Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and Sporting Bridgnorth are supporting a celebration of sports and wellbeing from 10am to 3pm.

People should be aware New Road will be closed from 10am, while Underhill Street, Bridge Street, Mill Street and a section of the A442 from Bandon Island to Severn Park will be closed from 10.20am. Roads will be reopened once the Baton convoy has reached Severn Park at approximately 11.40am.

Parking has also been suspended on Underhill Street. Resident permit holders from the Underhill Street scheme may park if required in Severn Street car park using their resident parking permit, or Riverside Car Park.

If no space at the above and space is available, you may park on Riverside or Southwell Riverside, but please only use this if no space on the above car parks.

General car parking will be subject to availability and visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid travel disruption.

There will be some alterations to bus services during the event. Services affected by Saturday’s event include:

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For more information visit: Commonwealth Games – Queen’s Baton Relay in Bridgnorth | Shropshire Council