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Event Information

From Bridge Street to the Cherry Orchard junction, Pershore.
01386 561561

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

Pershore is welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay on Friday 22nd July on its way to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games.

It is anticipated the Baton will arrive in Pershore at 2.31pm. Starting from the residential area on Bridge Street, four Batonbearers will take it in turns to carry the Baton up the High Street to the junction with Cherry Orchard arriving there at 2.41pm. There will be activities to enjoy from midday with the chance to meet Pershore Plum Festival mascots Prunella and Eggbert as well as this year’s Plum Royalty, along with face painting and samba drumming.

Road closures will be in place along the routes while the Baton is making its way through Pershore. Bridge Street up to the Cherry Orchard junction on the High Street will be closed for a maximum of 20 minutes between 2pm and 3.30pm.

All roadside parking will be suspended on the High Street from Broad Street to the Cherry Orchard junction from 1.30pm up to 3.30pm. There will also be delays on the B4084 by Pershore College and the Pensham Hill Junction as traffic control measures will be in place to allow the Baton relay convoy to depart Pershore College and enter the road closure area.

Although the Baton relay organisers are confident they will arrive at the advertised times, they can be anywhere from 30 minutes early to up to one hour late. This could affect relay and road closure timings.

We really hope as many people as possible will come to watch this event, cheer on the Batonbearers and take part in this unique event.