The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Shrewsbury, Telford & Wrekin and Bridgnorth during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. 

Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. In England, the Queen’s Baton Relay will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of showstopping sport nears ever closer.  

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022.  

During its time in Shrewsbury, The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive by helicopter at Shrewsbury Sports Village, and will visit the Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury Castle, and experience a trip along the River Severn on its route to a community celebration in The Quarry from 4pm to 9pm on Monday 18 July 2022. Plans are in place for Shrewsbury to celebrate the arrival of Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday 18 July 2022. 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. Entry to the celebration event is FREE but tickets are essential - make sure to book yours now!

In Telford & Wrekin, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Telford Town Park, Ironbridge, Harper Adams University and Lilleshall National Sports Centre. A busy schedule of activities and events are planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Batonbearers who are striving for change in their community. The schedule of activity for the Baton’s time in Telford & Wrekin will be shared over the next couple of weeks with opportunities for residents and visitors alike to join in. 

In Bridgnorth, it will arrive on a special service of the Severn Valley Railway, pass through the town, before looping Severn Park where community sports groups will be offering taster sessions between 10am and 3pm, and returning to Hightown on the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway. Entry to the celebration event is FREE, more information on the activities taking place in Bridgnorth will follow shortly. 

Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community. The Birmingham 2022 website will be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events and where to line the route.

Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, culture, leisure and tourism, and transport, said:

“We are delighted The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Shropshire on its journey through the West Midlands ahead of the Commonwealth Games. There is sure to be a good atmosphere in both Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth on the days, and both the Relay itself and the events we and our partners have planned will create lasting memories for the people who take part.”

Cllr Shaun Davies, (Labour) Leader Telford & Wrekin Council said: 

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome the Baton to Telford & Wrekin and are looking forward to local residents and visitors having the opportunity to get involved with activities, cheer on the Batonbearers and be part of the whole experience. Our residents are encouraged to get involved in the celebrations and further details of specific locations, types of activity and timings will be released this summer.” 

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