Almost 2,000 people came together in Burton to enjoy an annual carnival on Saturday.

The Burton Scout Carnival commenced with a parade that led the procession of community groups from the primary school, along the village green and into the recreation centre.

Once there, visitors could enjoy a host of stalls, vintage vehicles, two dog shows and activities for children.

The event, which is organised by 8th Christchurch Burton Scout Group, drew big crowds and group Scout leader Graham Markwick said: “It’s been a very good turnout with all the people, the tractors and the floats.

“The day is two events really with the procession from the school through the village. We had a great number for that with all the local community groups.”

Any funds raised from the carnival go to towards the Scout group’s new hut as their existing premises is severely rundown and needs to be replaced.

The group are looking to raise £200,000 for the new building and Graham said: “For the group it is our primary fundraising event, but it is more of a community event.

“We’ve got about £85,000 and we are now going to look for funding and grants to help with the rest.”

Deputy Mayor of Christchurch Cllr Lesley Dedman was in attendance and crowned the carnival princess after officially opening the carnival.

Cllr Dedman said: “It’s great to see so many people coming out in Burton for such a great community event.”

“The weather is much better than last year and it’s been fantastic to be a part of it this time around.”