The historic St Nicholas Park will host the start and finish of the cycling Road Race event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, offering spectators in Warwick the opportunity to see world-class sport on their doorsteps.
Approximately 160 cyclists from across the Commonwealth will take part in the two Road Race events held at St Nicholas Park. Situated in Warwick town centre, set in 64 acres of stunning landscape, and with views of the world-famous Warwick Castle, the popular park will provide a picturesque backdrop for the event.
Spectators will be able to line the route of the Road Race, giving local people and visitors a fabulous opportunity to view the drama of the races as they unfold.
Chairman for Birmingham 2022, John Crabtree, said: “Birmingham 2022 is a regional Games with Birmingham at its heart, and holding our cycling competitions in Warwickshire increases our regional reach and will allow thousands of spectators to experience live sport right on their doorsteps.
“St Nicholas Park is a scenic location and will guarantee a fantastic experience for spectators and cyclists alike, with TV viewers from across the globe also being treated to a showcase of the rich and varied landscape that the West Midlands has to offer.”
Councillor Andrew Day, Leader Warwick District Council, said: “Warwick has witnessed some amazing moments in history, and we're determined that when the World comes calling for the Games in 2022, our visitors will leave with happy memories they'll cherish for a lifetime. Hosting the Road Cycling Races start and finish in this iconic setting will give our visitors and TV audiences a spectacular experience.
“Local volunteers look forward to supporting thousands of anticipated spectators from across the Commonwealth, giving a major boost to local tourism. This welcome news brings the promise of better times ahead, protecting jobs and encouraging investment in our key hospitality businesses, leaving a Games legacy that will benefit our local economy for decades to come.”
Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: "It is fantastic news for Warwickshire that the venue for the Road Race Event of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been announced as St Nicholas Park in Warwick.
"The County has a rich history in hosting high-level cycling events having played host to legs of both the men's and women's Tour of Britain over the last few years and the Commonwealth Games Road Race will be the crowning jewel demonstrating that Warwickshire is a world-class location for cycling and cyclists.
"As well as being great entertainment for spectators, this event is of huge economic benefit to the region. It’s an opportunity for local businesses on the route to celebrate and embrace cycling as the race comes past their front door, as well as for others to maximise on business opportunities from increased customers and visitors to the town of Warwick."
Birmingham 2022, organisers of the Games, which will be staged from 28 July to 8 August 2022, will be publishing the full daily schedule for the Games soon, but in the meantime it has been confirmed that the Road Race will take place on a Sunday.
The route for the Road Race has not yet been finalised but organisers and local authorities will be engaging with all local stakeholders, including residents and business owners when details are available.
More information about all of the venues for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is available at www.birmingham2022.com where you can also sign-up to receive regular updates about the Games.
What a carry on (or Carry on regardless)
In these difficult times we are in the main carrying on our support and work within the constraints we are all currently having to cope with.
As a result of this most meetings are online and easily accessible to the general public which is a positive thing.
For example most council meetings are broadcasted live via Youtube and of courser if you cannot make the time you can always catch up with it later.
To do this log on to https://www.youtube.com/user/warwickdc07
Parish Council Meetings .
Our Parish council meetings are also online, however to access these you need to get an access code from the Parish council directly and you can do that by clicking on the useful links page on our web site.
The public meetings activity for us in the next two weeks is as follows :-
Your District Councillors working for the community
Youtube example below
WARWICK RURAL EAST COMMUNITY FORUM - POLICING PRIORITIES
This forum covers our area and the rural areas of EAST Warwickshire, and to give our area the best level of support possible the community has the opportunity to vote on what the priorities should be.
The ONLINE VOTE is now available for you to decide and for example include
Visit https://www.sli.do/ to cast your vote online. Enter event code #19424
Voting closes Tuesday 06-OCT-2020. Don’t forget to vote!
Warwick Rural East Safer Neighbourhood Team
PLEASE NOTE KENILWORTH ,LEAMINGTON & WARWICK AREA are covered by Warwick Rural West and they have their own vote.
Mental Health in Rural communities
In these difficult and challenging times , mental health is becoming an increasing issue , non more so than that in the Rural Communities where there has been an issue for a very long time now, for example issues around public transport, Health Care at the most basic level along with isolation and loneliness.
In a lot cases in urban areas support is often on the doorstep not so in rural communities including the area we represent.
There are organisations that can provide support and a vital link to those who need help.
YANA (You are not Alone ) are one such organisation as is RURAL MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS organisation in Dorset do some excellent work in their local community and here are just a couple of them.
So if you or you know anyone who might be affected please get help and hopefully the following links will provide you with some useful information, if its not enough and we can help in anyway please contact us in absolute confidence of course and we will try an get you connected with the right people.
HS2 are carrying out archaeological mitigation work on land adjacent to Leicester Lane in Cubbington. Archaeological mitigation works involves recording any archaeology within the area that was located during our archaeology trial trenching work. A team of archaeologists will be working on the site to carefully record any findings for approximately 16 weeks.
As a consequence In order to create a safe access on and off the work area, temporary three-way traffic lights will be in operation on Leicester Lane from Monday 5th October for approximately one week from 8.30am until 3.00pm.
You may wish to allow extra time for your journey.
More information is available from
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