Call for volunteers to help get the party started at Redditch Carnival - The Redditch Standard

Call for volunteers to help get the party started at Redditch Carnival

Redditch Editorial 31st Aug, 2023 Updated: 31st Aug, 2023   0

A RALLYING call has been issued for volunteers to help with this year’s Redditch Carnival.

The countdown is on for the event which takes place on September 16.

The parade starts at 2.30pm from Osprey House and journeys along Albert Street, Prospect Hill, Clive Road and Unicorn Hill before ending at Easemore Road before Archer Road.

In the parade will be four full-sized lorry floats, Bumblebee and Aerial, Someone at the Door samba band, the air cadets and the Starley Dancers.

There are already road marshals in place for the parade but people are needed to help ensure the procession passes off safely.

The fun starts at 10am in the town centre with a multitude of activities, including performances at St Stephen’s Church from 10am to 1pm, Wilsons Funfair from 11am onwards and a host of stalls at the bandstand from midday.

A fancy dress fun run, in conjunction with the Kingfisher Harriers Running Club, takes place from 1.45pm, and people will be able to learn about the town’s history as part of Heritage Open Day.

There will be plenty of vintage vehicles and classic cars as well as an AP Sweeps road sweeper, a JKC van and the Purple Spider.

The event will raise funds for local causes and the logo (pictured) has been designed by ten-year-old Amy Dixon after competition.

A lost children area will be the bandstand if youngsters wander off on the day.

After an absence, Redditch Carnival returned in 2019.

Covid meant the 2020 and 2021 events could not be held and then last year’s was cancelled as a mark of respect following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Event lead Jo Bussey said: “It’s great to be back this year and we want people to get involved to safeguard its long-term future and help grow it.

“It’s such an iconic event – when you speak to people, everyone has so many fond memories.

“We want a carnival that makes people happy and enhances their wellbeing.”

She thanked everyone involved, including Wendy from St Stephen’s and Muj from Redditch BID which is supporting the stalls.

Anyone wanting to volunteer of get involved should email [email protected] to express their interest.


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