The Queen’s Baton Relay will stop off in Lichfield in July ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games.
The city has been included on the route through Staffordshire in the latter stages of the global journey to Birmingham.
Phil Batty, director of ceremonies, culture and the Queen’s Baton Relay, said he was pleased to see communities being able to play their part in the event.
“We have worked closely with local authorities in England to devise a route that engages with hundreds of communities, passing sport venues, historic sites, local schools and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
“Yet the Queen’s Baton Relay is far more than just a journey – it symbolises connecting people from every corner of the Commonwealth, celebrates Batonbearers who take on challenges and marks the countdown to the biggest sporting event in West Midlands history.
“And by the time the Baton returns to England for the final leg, 71 nations and territories will have already experienced the magic that comes with it.
“We hope that communities across the country join the excitement, attend events near them, line the streets to cheer on our incredible Batonbearers and celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”Phil Batty
Cllr Victoria Wilson, cabinet member for communities and culture at Staffordshire County Council, said the tour heading for Staffordshire was “exciting” news for the region.
“It’s brilliant that the Queen’s Baton Relay will be making several appearances in the county.
“I’m sure it will create an enormous buzz in the lead up to the games in the summer and I would like to thank all our local Batonbearers who are taking part.”Cllr Victoria Wilson, Staffordshire County Council
The Queen’s Baton Relay will be in Lichfield on 20th July.