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Entries flying in for this year's Newbury Carnival

48 local charities, groups, organisations and businesses committed so far

John Herring

John Herring


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Entries flying in for this year's Newbury Carnival

ENTRIES for this year’s Newbury Carnival are flooding in.

With just over a month until the popular parade takes to the town’s streets once again, 48 entries from local clubs, groups, charities, businesses and schools have registered their interest in taking part.

On this year’s theme of Heroes and Villains, the John Rankin schools will be taking their John Rankin’s Jolly Roger float through the town.

Vice-chair of Friends of John Rankin Schools, Tessa Roots, said: “We are delighted to be entering our float again into this year’s Newbury Carnival.

“It is a great opportunity to pull together everyone’s talents in designing and making the float – parents, teachers, other school staff and, of course, children.

“The day itself is an opportunity to showcase the schools and their efforts in such a fun way to the community.”

And Peter Scoins, on behalf of Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club, said: “We are taking part in Newbury Carnival Parade to raise the profile of the club in the area and to make sure people are fully aware of the availability of local disability sport.”

Organises have said that there is still time to book your place and join in the carnival fun on Sunday, July 5.

The parade will leave Pound Street at 2pm and wind through Bartholomew Street and Northbrook Street to the Clock Tower, ending at Park Way.

More than 10,000 people cheered on the last Carnival Parade in 2013, with many more heading to Victoria Park for the Carnival Fete.

This year's fete will offer stalls, small rides, a giant inflatable slide, music, dancing and other events for all the family.

Local charities, groups and organisations can book a stall free of charge until the end of this month.

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