Final preparations are underway in a North Yorkshire town expecting to receive the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay next month.

In Ryedale, North Yorkshire, the Queen’s Baton Relay is set to pass through Malton on July 13 - and Ryedale District Council is encouraging people to line the route and celebrate the arrival.

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Birmingham is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay, which aims to bring together and celebrate communities across the Commonwealth.

In Malton, batonbearers will make their way up Market Place, left onto Newbiggin, cross onto Princess Road and then turn left onto Old Malton Road.

The relay will then finish just before the mini roundabout on Old Malton Road at 2.45pm.

The authority is also set to run Commonwealth themed competitions with local schools, businesses and citizens.

A first, second and third prize will also be awarded for the best dressed house.

Philip Spurr, programme director of place and resources for Ryedale District Council, said it was “very exciting” to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.

He added: “We’ve been working hard to make sure we give a warm, Ryedale welcome as it passes through Malton.

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“I would really encourage our citizens to come out to watch and cheer on the Batonbearers if they are able and enjoy some of the Commonwealth-themed activity that local businesses are planning.”


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