Preparations for next year’s Poole Carnival set to begin

MARCH ON: Scarlet jacketed bandsmen on Alder Hills

MARCH ON: Scarlet jacketed bandsmen on Alder Hills

First published in News

THE organisers of the successful Poole Carnival, which took place in Parkstone this year, are holding an AGM.

The event takes place on Monday, September 1, 6pm, at the Seaview Hotel in Ashley Road.

A date has already been set for the 2015 carnival after the event – the first in the town for 12 years – proved a big success. Richard Wilson, chairman of Ashley Road Traders Association, which got the event off the ground, said: “It was a fantastic carnival.”

Next year’s carnival will take place on a bank holiday Monday, May 25.

The AGM will receive the accounts from this year and elect a committee for 2015.

Mr Wilson said organisers were in need of more volunteers to share the workload of organising the event.

There is also a Carnival Queen Night in the diary for October 18, where next year’s carnival queen and attendants will be chosen.

For more information about the event, visit poolecarnival.info

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8:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

hansandwispa says...

It wasn't a great carnival if I'm honest. Half the parade was advertising, and the only decent float was the choir. I will probably go along to the meeting. What it needs is local Scout/Guiding groups, schools, pre - schools and clubs to do floats, because otherwise it's just a queue of majorettes and advertising lorries. The fair at the rec was OK, but the parade was quite disappointing.
It wasn't a great carnival if I'm honest. Half the parade was advertising, and the only decent float was the choir. I will probably go along to the meeting. What it needs is local Scout/Guiding groups, schools, pre - schools and clubs to do floats, because otherwise it's just a queue of majorettes and advertising lorries. The fair at the rec was OK, but the parade was quite disappointing. hansandwispa
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11:35pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

The best local carnival is Swanage's. It really is.
The best local carnival is Swanage's. It really is. Yankee1
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9:17am Tue 19 Aug 14

RM says...

Bearing in mind that this was the first Poole Carnival after a number of years I think the organisers did really well & thanks to them & everyone who got involved. Now with the first carnival 'under their belt' so to speak I'm sure next year's will be even better& I wish them every success.
Bearing in mind that this was the first Poole Carnival after a number of years I think the organisers did really well & thanks to them & everyone who got involved. Now with the first carnival 'under their belt' so to speak I'm sure next year's will be even better& I wish them every success. RM
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10:43am Tue 19 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

Unfortunately I was out of the country when the carnival took place but from what I heard it was a great event, so well done to all those who helped organised it and I wish them all the best for next years carnival. It's great to see the community pulling together on something good.
Unfortunately I was out of the country when the carnival took place but from what I heard it was a great event, so well done to all those who helped organised it and I wish them all the best for next years carnival. It's great to see the community pulling together on something good. Marty Caine
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