After a brief postponement the Pokesdown and Boscombe Carnival will take place on Sunday, August 10.

The event, which will include a parade starting at Pokesdown Railway Station at 2pm and finishing in the precinct, was delayed by three weeks as organisers sought funding for road signs, but thanks to the Coastal BID it can now go ahead.

As part of the build-up to the event, the first summer carnival in Boscombe for many years, there will be a series of free dance and art workshops for youngsters in the Sovereign Shopping Centre, running from August 5 to 9.

Boscombe Christmas Carnival veteran Cindy Jermon is organising the event alongside the area’s neighbourhood warden Amanda Catlin.

She said: “Unfortunately we couldn’t get the funding for the signs at first, but in the end the BID stepped forwards.

“It is great as now we have them we can use them for future events.”

The organisers hope the carnival – also sponsored by the Community Development Foundation and Sainsbury’s – will provide a boost to local businesses and encourage summer visitors to the town into the Boscombe area, while bringing the local community closer together.

The event, which will run from 10am to 5pm, will include a market at Pokesdown Green, fancy dress competition, a dog show in the precinct, street entertainment and music from charity Vita Nova.

As with the Christmas Carnival, which will go ahead this December, all proceeds from the event will go to pets charity PDSA.

For information on being involved in the parade or booking into the workshops, call Amanda Catlin on 07979593899 or 01202 395512.