The Queen's Baton Relay is on its way - here's where to see it in Malvern and Upton-upon-Severn - The Malvern Observer

The Queen's Baton Relay is on its way - here's where to see it in Malvern and Upton-upon-Severn

Malvern Editorial 16th Jul, 2022   0

THE STREETS of Malvern and Upton-upon-Severn will soon be lined with people wanting to catch a glimpse of the Queen’s Baton when the relay comes to the towns.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games starts on July 28 but before that the baton will visit Worcestershire.

Here is where people will be able to see the relay – on Friday, July 22.

Upton-upon-Severn – Between 2.30pm and 4pm there will be live music alongside Waterside to greet the Baton which is being brought over by the Severn Area Rescue Association from Upton Marina at 3.13pm. The relay will continue through the town to Old Street.

Malvern Town Football Club – Right after the Baton goes up to the Worcestershire Beacon, residents will be able to see it up close as it arrives at HDanywhere Community Stadium at approximately 4.09pm. Between 3.45pm and 4.30pm there will be football skills on the pitch from members of the club.

Great Malvern – Between 3.30pm and 5pm, Church Street will be hosting street games run by Freedom Leisure, live music and performances to welcome the Baton into the town. The relay will start in Priory Park at 4.19pm and finish at Belle Vue Island.

There will be road closures in place along Waterside and Lower High Street in Upton, and possible delays through the town centre as the Baton comes through.

There will also be a road closure in place on Church Street in Great Malvern and possible delays in the surrounding roads as the Baton comes through.

Coun Daniel Walton, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Tourism at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “The day is fast approaching where we welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay as part of a worldwide, historic event.

“We are excited to see communities come together to celebrate the arrival and showcase our beautiful district.

“We are asking the public to show their support by lining the streets to welcome the Baton and to join in with the activities on offer.”

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