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Solihull ready to welcome Commonwealth baton

Sarah Mason 12th May, 2022

SOLIHULL is getting ready to welcome the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay.

The baton will cover nearly the whole of the borough during its final stages of a worldwide route across the Commonwealth nations.

There will be a number of community celebrations being held along the route on July 26 for all to enjoy as the baton travels through the borough.

The Baton Relay will start in Castle Bromwich then on to Fordbridge, Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Hampton in Arden, Meriden, Berkswell, Balsall Common, Knowle, Dorridge, Cheswick Green, Hockley Heath, Dickens Heath, Shirley before finishing up in Solihull.

Solihull Council said the best places to experience the atmosphere will be:

North Solihull Sports Centre (morning)

Babbs Mill Park (morning)

Hampton in Arden Tennis Club (lunchtime)

Meriden Village Centre (afternoon)

Lavender Hall Park (afternoon)

Shirley Park (afternoon)

Jubilee Gardens (6PM)

Precise timings will be revealed closer to the event.

Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council said: “The route around Solihull is the longest in the West Midlands which will mean that the baton covers nearly every corner of the borough.

“The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through beautiful open countryside and villages, through bustling and diverse towns, and past businesses both large and small that demonstrate the very best of the industrial strength and entrepreneurial spirit of which we are so proud here in Solihull.”

Full details of the route around Solihull, including the community events, click here.

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