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Watch the games live in borough parks

People can watch all the sporting action live on the big screen as part of a free Commonwealth Games themed festival in borough parks next month.

The festival runs from Monday August 1 to Sunday August 7 and aims to bring people together to celebrate the biggest international sporting event ever to be held in Dudley.

It will incorporate Play Week, which is traditionally organised by Dudley Council every year in borough parks.

On Thursday August 4 when the time trial cycling event comes through Dudley borough, three festival events will be taking place.

People will not only be able to enjoy the games on the big screen but also see the time trial happen live at Stone Street Square in Dudley from 9am to 4pm, Vicar Street Gardens in Sedgley from 9am to 4pm and Coronation Gardens in Dudley from 9am to 5pm.

Events will also be taking place on Monday August 1 at Huntingtree Park in Halesowen from noon to 7pm, on Tuesday August 2 at Silver Jubilee Park from noon to 7pm in Coseley and on Wednesday August 3 at Mary Stevens Park from noon to 7pm.

Later in the week events will be held at the Dell Stadium on Friday August 5 from noon to 7pm, at Stevens Park in Quarry Bank on Saturday August 6 from 10am to 5pm and at Himley Hall and Park on Sunday August 7 from 10am to 5pm.

As well as being able to watch all the action on the big screen, people will be able to have a free taste of Commonwealth Games sports like cycling and cricket, plus enjoy demonstrations, a climbing wall and funfair rides.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

"We’re really proud to be hosting an international sporting event in Dudley as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
"We hope to see people line the streets on the day of the time trial and turn out for these free events to soak up the atmosphere and buzz of the games. This really is an historic occasion for us all.
"These events are great for all the family and ideal to keep children and young people entertained during the holidays and we hope they may inspire the next generation into sport.
"We know Play Week always prove popular and with the Games thrown in, it’s set to be a fantastic week and supports our drive to be a Child Friendly borough."

Child Friendly Dudley is an initiative to link people, groups and business together to create a brighter future for our children and young people.

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