Queen's Baton Relay Press Release
Big town celebrations planned as Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visits Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth
Plans are in place for Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth to celebrate the arrival of Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in the towns in July.
Shropshire Council and partner organisations will be marking the Queen’s Baton Relay passing through Shropshire with free community events celebrating sports and the Commonwealth.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will start its journey through the West Midlands on Monday 18 July 2022 in Shrewsbury and returns to Bridgnorth on Saturday 23 July 2022.
In Shrewsbury Shropshire Council has teamed with Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin; Shrewsbury BID; Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Festivals to create a community celebration in The Quarry from 4pm to 9pm on Monday 18 July.
Schools, sports clubs, arts organisations and local groups from across the county will be taking part in the festivities. Crowds can expect to be entertained with dance, arts, music, and sports and there will be food and drink stands showcasing local suppliers.
The Queen’s Baton Relay returns to Shropshire on Saturday 23 July and makes its arrival in Bridgnorth on a special service laid on by Severn Valley Railway.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will also experience the historic Bridgnorth Cliff Railway as part of its journey through the town.
Shropshire Council, Bridgnorth Town Council, Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and Sporting Bridgnorth are supporting a celebration of sports at Severn Park from 10am to 3pm
Visitors will be able to watch the Queen’s Baton Relay as it makes a loop of the park in support of sports clubs offering taster sessions of their activities. Sports such as junior football, golf, bowling, rugby, netball, gymnastics and boxing will be represented.
Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, culture, leisure and tourism, and transport, said: “It is a great honour to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay to Shropshire twice on its journey around the West Midlands and I am sure thousands of people will turn out to support it in both Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth.
“The celebrations organised by Shropshire Council and our partners will certainly add to the excitement and create standout memories for everyone involved. I would urge people to be a part of this spectacle and line the routes of the Queen’s Baton Relay and experience our celebrations.”
Bridgnorth Mayor, Sarah Barlow says...
I am delighted that Bridgnorth has been chosen as a venue for part of the Queen’s baton relay. It is a great honour and privilege that grants us the opportunity to celebrate the commonwealth games coming to Birmingham and the many sporting stars and achievements we hold in not only Bridgnorth, but the whole of Shropshire. We hope that the people of Bridgnorth will join us on the day to cheer on the Baton bearer’s and celebrate sport in Bridgnorth at our community sports day on Severn Park.
Sports Groups Needed!
To celebrate the Queen’s Baton coming to Bridgnorth, we would like to showcase all the wonderful sports groups we have here in the Town. If you would like to promote your group in an interactive way, please get in touch.
In order to put on a community sports day and welcome the Queen’s Baton to Bridgnorth, we are going to need your help. If you can get involved on the 23rd of July, please register your interest below: