Posted on Friday 13th May 2022
Residents and business in South Staffordshire can now find out more about a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games cycling event and how it could impact them.
The time trial event passes through part of the district on Thursday August 4 and will involve some road closures and parking restrictions. It will come into the district along Dudley Road, north along Stourbridge Road and west towards Wolverhampton on Wodehouse Lane.
Residents and businesses along the route will be directly contacted to make them aware and advise them on how to prepare for the closures.
Information and engagement drop-in sessions are also being set up. The first one take place on Monday May 23 at Wombourne Library between 3pm and 7pm. A second session is being planned for July.
People can find out more about the route and closures at: www.birmingham2022.com/getset/south-staffordshire
There is also an event help centre which can be found at www.helpcentre.birmingham2022.com
The main Games website can be found at www.birmingham2022.com
Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture Victoria Wilson said:
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be a huge event for our region and we’re proud to be hosting two events here in Staffordshire.
This will help to showcase the superb rural scenery in Staffordshire to a worldwide audience and really help to put the county on the map.
Information on the time trial event is available now and we’d urge people to attend our engagement session if they have any questions.
We are working with colleagues at the district council, emergency services and the event organisers to ensure the time trial run as smoothly as possible and notifying communities on potential impact on them.”
South Staffordshire Council leader Roger Leese said:
Our district is looking forward to hosting part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games cycling time trial event and it will be a memorable occasion for our communities.
The course will pass through Penn Common, Gospel End, Wombourne and Himley offering residents the opportunity to spectate at one of five free road events being held over the course of the games.
We understand that there will be some disruption to affected residents and businesses on the day and so we’re making every effort to ensure they have all the information they need to fully prepare.”