The Queen’s Baton Relay will be visiting Hemel Hempstead as it continues its journey to the host city of Birmingham, for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
The Queen’s Baton Relay, a journey which brings together and celebrates communities in every corner of the Commonwealth ahead of Birmingham 2022, will start at the Rainbow Stage in the town centre on Friday, July 8 at around 6pm.
It will pass through the Water Gardens and Old Town, arriving in Gadebridge Park at around 6.30pm to join in the celebrations, before continuing on the next leg of its journey.
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 in their community.
The Queen’s Baton will travel around England for 25 days, before the Relay officially ends at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on July 28. The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities from across Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.
To celebrate the Baton Relay, Dacorum Borough Council, in partnership with Hemel Hempstead BID, is holding a wellness festival in Gadebridge Park between 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
There will be lots of free activities and entertainment for all the family on offer including, demonstrations from local sports groups, singing and dancing groups, sports activities, wellbeing sessions and children entertainment.
There will be food stalls in the park to grab a snack or some refreshments. Additional toilet facilities will also be provided in the park during the festival.
Further details about the Queen’s Baton Relay, temporary road closures along the route and the wellness festival in Gadebridge Park are available on the Council’s website: www.dacorum.gov.uk/QBR
For further information about the Queens’s Baton Relay visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr