PEOPLE living in Ludlow and south Shropshire have a chance to earn some money and be part of the Commonwealth Games.

With just over a month before the games in Birmingham start, the organisers are faced with having many jobs needing to be filled.

It has been suggested that it may be necessary to try to involve the army. The paid jobs in Birmingham include security and cleaning work.

As well as work in Birmingham, Shropshire Council wants to hear from people who want to help with the baton relay.

Shropshire Council and partner organisations will be marking The Queen’s Baton Relay passing through Shropshire with free community events celebrating sports and the Commonwealth.

Now sports clubs and community groups are being invited to showcase their activities, with performers being sought for Shrewsbury, and a call has been made for volunteers who can help with stewarding on the day.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will start its journey through the West Midlands on Monday, July 18 in Shrewsbury and returns to Bridgnorth on Saturday, July 23.

In Shrewsbury, Shropshire Council has teamed with Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Festivals to create a community celebration in The Quarry from 4pm to 9pm on Monday, July 18.

Anyone interested in volunteering, performing or catering can visit: