A meeting is being held on Tuesday 31st January at the Victoria Cross on Ashley Road for the public to discuss ideas and try to save Poole Carnival. This comes following the shortage of local volunteers and sponsors.
The traditional carnival dates back to as far 1936 and was revived after twelve years in 2014 bringing an extravagant parade.
The Carnival donates to local charities including Diverse Abilities through street collections. Fiona Hansford, Corporate and Community Manager from Diverse Abilities speaks of what this would mean for the charity if it was to be cancelled.
“We have worked with Poole Carnival for the last couple of years and last year we were one of their two chosen charities. It would be a real shame for the local community if the carnival were to be cancelled. For us, the event is an opportunity for us to raise awareness, engage the local community and raise funds for our charity. ”
The Carnival includes a fancy dress parade, marching bands and floats and starts on Ashley Road and heads towards Branksome Recreation Ground.
Coucillor Marion Lepoidevin and organiser of the event spoke to the team.
More information can be found at http://www.poolecarnival.info/