The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will be covering nearly the whole borough of Birmingham as part of its final stages of the event.
As part of the build up for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, starting on July 28th, the relay hopes to bring communities together to build excitement for the event.
Queen Elizabeth launched the 16th Baton Relay from Buckingham Palace on October 7th 2021, where she placed her message to the Commonwealth inside the baton.
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has already travelled all over the world and is covering the 72 nations and territories in the Commonwealth.
Travelling all over Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas, the baton will not make it back to England until July 4th 2022.
Leader of Solihull Council, Councillor Ian Courtssaid: “I’m so pleased that the Queen’s Baton Relay will be able to be seen by so many of our people in so many of our communities.
“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 picturesque 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.”
Councillor Karen Grinsell said: “The visit of the Queen’s Baton Relay to the borough will be a wonderful opportunity for the people of Solihull to be at the heart of a truly global event.
“We’re very proud of the part our borough is playing in the Commonwealth Games this summer, with the NEC being one of the key venues we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over the Commonwealth to Solihull.
“Having the Queen’s Baton Relay here so close to the start of the games themselves is going to be really exciting for the people and businesses of Solihull”
Here’s all you need to know about the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay coming to Solihull.
When is the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay happening in Solihull?
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is going to be coming through Solihull on Tuesday July 26.
Although precise timings are yet to be confirmed by Solihull council, we know that the event will start in the morning and run through until 6pm that evening.
The day will be celebrated along the entire route with community celebrations and events happening across the day.
What is the route for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in Solihull?
Although precise timings are still being confirmed by the council, the exact route has already been announced.
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will start in the morning from Castle Bromwich before making its way through Solihull.
A host of community events are happening at key points along the route, including the following:
In the morning at Babbs Mill Park and North Solihull Sports Centre.
At lunchtime there will be an event at Hampton in Arden Sports Club.
During the afternoon, events will be happening at Meriden Village Centre, Lavender Hall Park and Shirley Park.
At 6pm the final event will be happening in Jubilee Gardens as the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay finishes its time in Solihull.
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