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Published: Friday, 17th June 2022

The imminent arrival of the Commonwealth Games will soon be clearly visible with an array of colourful banners and flags appearing on the streets of Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth and Whitnash in the coming days.

At the same time teams from Warwick District Council are busily preparing for the handover of sections of Victoria Park to the Birmingham 2022 organisers on 27 June, as it becomes the official venue for the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls competitions.

Councillor Liam Bartlett, Portfolio Holder for Economy & Culture, said:

“It’s so exciting to see the final touches being put in place as we prepare to welcome thousands of athletes and spectators to the biggest and largest profile event our district has ever seen.”

“We do however want to ensure that local people can continue to enjoy our parks and public spaces throughout this period, which is why large parts of Victoria Park will remain open including the fabulous new play area and paddling pool.”

Although the Victoria Park Tennis Courts will be out of action from the end of June, VP Tennis will be relocating some of their activities to Kingsley School and Warwick School. The tennis facilities at nearby Christchurch Gardens are also available, with a new pre-booking system in place.

Street dressing will start on a roll out basis from 20 June, with the work taking place overnight to minimise disruption to businesses and residents. Further decorations including bunting and billboards will be installed during the run up to the Games which start on Thursday 28 July.

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