As the curtain falls on Leamington Carnival for another year, its organisers are looking back at a successful day – as well as forward to what they hope will be a bright future.
Despite the weather, thousands lined the street yet again to support the annual Leamington Carnival Parade which took on the streets of Leamington being lead by Meridian Corps of Drums. Over 15 organisations got involved, from having floats to walking & even entering branded cars giving out giveaways whilst collecting money for charity.
Everyone who took part was judged by Leamington Town Mayor Councillor Caroline Evetts who picked Hannah School of Dance for Best Dressed Float, Stagecoach Dance for best Walkers & Belvoir Sales & Lettings for Best Dressed Vehicle.
Steph Manning of Leamington Carnival said: The parade was the longest we've ever had, but the fewest floats, as most organisations took part last minute and entered either cars, or even walked. The parade was great, it was nice to see the town busy, it wasn't the busiest, but despite the weather, it was a good turn out. The festival was also great, with over 30 stalls and of course Barkers Amusements, it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves.
She added: We are reviewing our plans for 2018 and ensuring we engage with businesses over the coming weeks & months to get interested for next years event, which is set to be totally remodelled for a much bigger event.
Anyone wanting to support the carnival is being asked to get in touch with the planning team, the team are currently looking for a local design company & an accountant that could support the carnival with their services. Anyone can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.leamingtoncarnival.org.uk