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Drop-in session to inform local residents and businesses as The 149th Open heads for Sandwich

Local residents and businesses in Sandwich will have an opportunity to find out about the plans for The 149th Open, to be played at Royal St George’s from 12-19 July 2020, at a drop-in session at the Sandwich Guildhall from 11am to 8pm on Thursday, 30 May.

Representatives from the organisers, The R&A, and the host club will be joined by Dover District Council, Kent County Council, Network Rail, Sandwich Town Council, and Southeastern, with staff on hand to discuss the plans for the Championship and to answer your questions.

Attracting tens of thousands of spectators, The Open is one of the UK’s largest sporting events and the biggest sporting event to be hosted in Kent.  Its planning, organisation and delivery is a major logistical exercise.

The plans for 2020 include major improvements to Sandwich railway station so that it can accommodate 12-carriage high speed trains without causing disruption at the Dover Road level crossing.

Nadeem Aziz, Chief Executive of Dover District Council, said: “The 149th Open once again puts Sandwich on the map to a global audience.  The detailed event planning is now underway and we’re grateful to all our partner organisations for agreeing to share the latest plans at the drop-in session on 30 May. 

“We’ll be keeping the local community updated regularly in the build up to the Championship, helping ensure that they can go about their business with as little disruption as possible, as well as making the most of any opportunities that come with hosting such a high profile event in the town.”

Local residents and businesses can register now to receive e-mail updates about the preparations for The 149th Open at www.dover.gov.uk/TheOpen

Posted on 29 April 2019

Email: pr@dover.gov.uk

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