Involving the community
A project the size of the XVII Commonwealth Games
has dramatic impacts on different sections of communities within Manchester,
the UK and beyond. The Games assumes an almost unique identity for each
individual connected with it. Whether youre involved with the Games
as a resident of Manchester or as a supporter of a particular sport or
nation, it is the aim of the organisers of Manchester 2002 to make the
Games a wholly inclusive event that is welcomed by all.
Everybody can become involved
with the Games
We are keen to ensure that you know as much about
the Games as possible so that you can also become positively involved
with the Games experience.
Manchester 2002 has produced a free public information leaflet helping local businesses and residents to plan for the Commonwealth Games period. Called Enjoy the Games it is available from libraries, leisure centres and tourist information centres as well as online.
"Enjoy the Games" details all the major events in the city and advises people on how best to deal with these. Areas covered include: the arrival of the Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay in Manchester, temporary road closures, parking restrictions, information on areas surrounding the venues and details of the various festivals planned.
A programme entitled Community Spirit has been instigated to reach out and involve different Games communities as stakeholders
whilst the six-month Spirit of Friendship Festival offers the opportunity
for Mancunians and visitors to Manchester to immerse themselves in the
Community organisations with a website can also
join with the Manchester 2002 Games by using the authorised link programme, enabling them to bring the Games to fellow cyber-community members.
As well as gaining community involvement both
in the period before and during the Games, it is a priority for Games
organisers to be responsible for leaving a positive legacy for as many
people as possible, in however large or small a manner. We hope that by
linking communities to the Games in the ways mentioned above, we are able
to do so.
Any enquiries about the Games and its community
elements can be made by telephoning 0870 609 2002 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org