2015: TOWN CARNIVAL CANCELLED
Leamington Carnival Committee have announced that the planning for the carnival this year has come to the end. Last year the carnival took on the streets of Leamington and saw thousands line the street and fill the festival in the Pump Room Gardens.
Jamie Walker of Leamington Carnival said: “Today is a very sad day. We’ve decided to call it a day on Leamington Carnival. We feel there hasn’t been sufficient support to make the carnival happen. Last year we had a large team organising the days event, however this year only 3 members remain on the committee all in their early 20’s. Organising large community events takes a lot of man power which of course is all voluntary and we simply haven’t got enough of this. Since the last carnival a number of call outs have been made but with no luck.
He added: ‘We have also only received a small number of applications from local businesses & organisations wanting to take part, but this time last year we were almost full. Last year was a very memorable day, which the committee and town won’t forget.
The town’s carnival was expensive to run and was covered by sponsors which Leamington Town Council and Warwick KIA we’re keen to support again for the second year running.