Plans published to help residents and businesses ‘Get Set for the Games’ - The Leamington Observer

Plans published to help residents and businesses ‘Get Set for the Games’

A SERIES of local traffic management plans have been published ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Victoria Park is hosting lawn bowls and Para lawn bowls competition from July 29 to August 6, and the Cycling Road Races are being staged in Warwick and the surrounding area on August 7.

To keep the region moving and ensure the smooth delivery of the Games, there will be temporary measures in place at key locations across Warwickshire, including changes to parking regulations and public transport.

Residents and businesses impacted by restrictions will be able to attend a series of community drop-in sessions where they can find out more and ask questions.

Around 15, 000 properties near to Games venues and the road races route will receive a postcard this week encouraging people to go online and attend a public drop-in event in their area.

TfWM executive director Anne Shaw said: “Our plans are designed to make it as easy as possible for spectators to leave the car at home and use public transport to get to events.

“This, along with the traffic management and parking plans announced ensure that residents and businesses near to venues navigate around the local area as well as help manage congestion on the wider network for regular commuters, deliveries and emergency services going about their daily business.

“It will inevitably be busy at times, but these plans have been carefully designed to keep the impact to a minimum. Ensuring our region can keep moving when a million spectators arrive this summer will be key to a successful Commonwealth Games.”

Coun Heather Timms, spokesperson for culture at WCC said: “The Commonwealth Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the West Midlands, and we are very much looking forward to hosting two events here in Warwickshire.

“Our role is to make sure that our residents and businesses understand the measures being put in place and how they will be impacted.

“For those impacted by the restrictions, we encourage you to attend one of the drop-in sessions within your local community over the next few months and visit the Get Set website for the latest updates. Working together, we will deliver a spectacular Games for everyone.”

More information about the Commonwealth Games in Warwickshire can be found here:



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