WITH just 10 days to go Solihull residents will be feeling the excitement the Commonwealth Sport flag has been raised at the Council House.
The Council has also put up Commonwealth Games branding up in towns and villages across the borough.
The flag will fly until the end of the games except for July 26, when a special Queen’s Baton Relay flag will be raised to mark the visit of the relay to the borough on that day.
The relay will see events taking place all along the route.
The Solihull leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay will end in Solihull town centre, as The Band of The Grenadier Guards accompany the Batonbearers along the high street.
There is then a special musical extravaganza performance in Jubilee Gardens but please note, this event is ticketed so unless you were successful in the free ballot then please do not attempt to attend and just enjoy all the entertainments on offer in the High Street and Mell Square.
Once the games themselves get underway the NEC will play host to Badminton, Boxing, Netball, Para Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis.
Anyone who can’t get to the venues can still get into the Games spirit at one of Solihull’s two festival sites in Mell Square and Theatre Square.
Councillor Karen Grinsell, deputy leader of Solihull Council and the portfolio holder for the Commonwealth Games said: “Everyone in the borough has something to be excited about in the coming weeks.
“The Commonwealth flag is flying proudly and we’ll be seeing plenty more posters, banners and bunting going up in villages and towns as we prepare for the Queen’s Baton Relay and the Commonwealth Games themselves.
“I’ll be at the NEC for some of the events and I’ll certainly be at the Festival Sites in Solihull town centre.
“I hope to see as many people as possible there.
“This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity, an event on a global scale that we can enjoy right where we live, let’s make the most of it.”