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Town thanked for Baton Relay visit

 
Created on 25/09/2017 @ 17:51
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The Queen’s Commonwealth Baton visit to Welshpool has been praised by the Leader of Powys County Council, Cllr Rosemarie Harris.

There was no trip through the town centre for the Baton, but it was welcomed by hundreds of enthusiastic children at Welshpool High School for a special celebration.

The town brought the baton’s day-long visit to Powys to a close and the children took part in a World Marathon Challenge on Salop Fields.

“The Commonwealth Baton’s visit to Powys was a spectacular day which we can be truly proud of,” said Cllr Harris.

“We were fortunate to have the baton for a full day here in Powys and we welcomed it with great enthusiasm and warmth. Every detail from highways management to the local schools’ involvement came together to make the day a resounding success.

“I would personally like to extend a big thank you to everyone who was involved on the day. Seeing first-hand how people came together for the event was inspiring.

“The events were supported by dozens of volunteers, council and police staff and many local organisations including CARAD, town councils, sports clubs, community groups, and businesses.

“Without these people, the event would not have been the success it was and I would like to congratulate each and every person who worked so hard to create a memorable day. You have done Powys proud.”

You can view images from the baton’s day in Powys at www.flickr.com/photos/powyscc/albums


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