Balloon release, fancy dress and floats at 48th annual Corfe Mullen Carnival

Balloon release, fancy dress and floats at 48th annual Corfe Mullen Carnival

Streets of Corfe Mullen awash with colour for 48th annual event

Streets of Corfe Mullen awash with colour for 48th annual event

Streets of Corfe Mullen awash with colour for 48th annual event

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THE 48th Corfe Mullen Carnival was a colourful cavalcade of floats, walking tableaux and fancy dress collectors.

The lively procession wended its way through the streets of the village on Saturday, ending at the recreation ground in Badbury View Road, as everyone hoped to impress the judges and take home a trophy.

While people waited excitedly for the procession to arrive, there was plenty to keep them occupied at the ground including exciting arena stunts from youngsters of The Tiger Children’s Motorcycle Display Team.

Paul Harrison, carnival secretary, said: “It all went really well and the procession was well supported by residents who turned out to watch.

“I have been helping for over 30 years now, as my dad, Martin, is now honorary lifetime president after stepping down as chairman, and it is always a great event to look forward to and be involved in.”

The popular annual event was officially opened by Carnival Princess Jenna Hughes, and her two attendants Lauren Clarke and Jasmine Evans, who released 48 balloons to mark the occasion.

Mums, dads and children were at their most imaginative for the children’s fancy dress competition and the family event provided fun and games for residents who travelled from across the town to join in the festivities.

Carnival Week raised funds for Wessex Cancer Trust, 2nd Corfe Mullen Scout Group and the Multiple Sclerosis Centre at West Parley with a street collection, a run and grand carnival draw.

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4:28pm Mon 16 Jun 14

AndyMabbett says...

48 balloons? You mean 48 pieces of litter! Will the organisers collect them up, when they foul our beaches, rivers, oceans, parks and countryside?

Balloon releases are harmful to the environment, to wildlife and to domestic animals, as I outline in this article:

http://birdguides.co
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p?a=1490


Even supposedly biodegradable balloons can last – and do harm – for a year or more. Newspapers, cardboard boxes, supermarket carrier bags and fast-food leftovers are all biodegradable; would it be OK to scatter them so carelessly?

Organisations who oppose balloon releases include the Marine Conservation Society, the RSPB, the RSPCA, the National Farmers’ Union, the Shark Trust, the Tidy Britain Group, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Scottish Natural Heritage, Tidy Wales, Tidy Northern Ireland, The Country Land and Business Association, Surfers Against Sewage, Clean Cornwall, county bird clubs, various Wildlife Trusts, the Bumblebee Trust, The Soil Association, The Waterways Trust, local councils and others.
48 balloons? You mean 48 pieces of litter! Will the organisers collect them up, when they foul our beaches, rivers, oceans, parks and countryside? Balloon releases are harmful to the environment, to wildlife and to domestic animals, as I outline in this article: http://birdguides.co m/webzine/article.as p?a=1490 Even supposedly biodegradable balloons can last – and do harm – for a year or more. Newspapers, cardboard boxes, supermarket carrier bags and fast-food leftovers are all biodegradable; would it be OK to scatter them so carelessly? Organisations who oppose balloon releases include the Marine Conservation Society, the RSPB, the RSPCA, the National Farmers’ Union, the Shark Trust, the Tidy Britain Group, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Scottish Natural Heritage, Tidy Wales, Tidy Northern Ireland, The Country Land and Business Association, Surfers Against Sewage, Clean Cornwall, county bird clubs, various Wildlife Trusts, the Bumblebee Trust, The Soil Association, The Waterways Trust, local councils and others. AndyMabbett
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