A COLOURFUL procession of joyful floats, tuneful bands and lively walking groups will parade through Parkstone this Sunday.

Poole Carnival will wend its exuberant way along Ashley Road led by the mayor and the Carnival Queen and princesses.

Last summer the carnival was resurrected after many years and organisers dubbed it a "massive success". They are hoping for an equally impressive turnout this year.

The procession gathers at the Sea View end and heads off along Ashley Road at 11am, gathering crowds of people on its way down Alder Road to the family fun day at Branksome recreation ground.

The event has led to some road closures along the route, to keep them clear for the procession. Ashley Road from Sea View Road to North Road will be closed from 8.30am to 12noon on Sunday.

North Road to Alder Road will be closed to traffic from 11am to 1pm, Alder Road from the junction of Ashley Road to Recreation Road closed from 12noon until 1.30pm and Recreation Road from the junction of Alder Road to the recreation ground entrance will be closed from 1pm to 2pm.

There will be a host of charity, craft, food and drink stalls to browse along with arena events and a whole range of amusements on offer.

Poole Carnival Flower Show will open at 2pm featuring 55 flower, fruit and veg classes, six flower arrangement classes, five for children to enter, five cookery and six in the handicraft section.

Branksome West councillor Marion Le Poidevin said: "The event on Branksome Rec promises to be even bigger and better than last year's with more stalls and attractions, more performers and entertainment in the arena and on stage.

"Add to this a wide range of food stalls and the wonderful flower show, and there should be something for just about everyone."

She added: "Please come and support a real community event and build on the success of 2014 – and bring family and friends."