By Tristan Harris 06/07 Updated: 06/07 21:17
THE ORGANISERS of the Bromsgrove Carnival have reiterated their message that tomorrow's events will be going ahead.
After a meeting today (Friday), the committee agreed that there was no need to reschedule and, with so many events being postponed or cancelled because of the weather, Bromsgrove Carnival volunteers have been working hard to buck the trend.
A spokeperson confirmed that with the support of Bromsgrove District Council, local charities and businesses, the parade will start at 12midday, as planned.
At 10.45am, the walking group and trolley group leaders are asked to arrive at Bromsgrove's Artrix (one responsible adult is needed from each parade entry).
At 11am, there will be a health and safety brief for group leaders. That should take just 15 minutes.
At 11.30am, other procession participants should arrive.
At 11.45am, the parade will form in procession order.
The parade will leave at 12midday and arrive at Sanders Park at 1pm. Then, at 1.15pm, the judging will take place for the best trolley.
In the park, there will be plenty of residents to do throughout the day, including Tommy Wilson’s funfair.
The Timberhonger 10K and one-mile Children’s Challenge will also return on Saturday evening.
But, due to the wet ground, there will be no parking available at the event this year. Those who go along are being urged to use public transport where possible.
Olivia Prutz from the Carnival media team said: "Unfortunately some events will be slightly altered, but we are expecting better weather and have received so much encouragement to give it a go.
"Come out and show that we are not afraid of a bit of wet!’
Carnival chairman Ian Perrygrove said that the weather would make the setting up difficult and that the layout would be reshuffled to make it as easy as possible.
"You'll be asked to not drive or park on Sanders Park grass. You can setup your stalls on the grass and there is some tarmac pathways to unload from.
"If you must use hard standing we will attempt to find alternative space for you," he added.
Then, on Sunday (July 8), from 11.30am to 2.30pm, there will be a host of other entertainment in the park, including live music, from 11am, and a performance by the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra at 2.30pm. Both of those are scheduled to take place in the Jubilee Bandstand.
There will also be a K9 It’s a Knockout competition for dogs on Sunday - registration for that opens at 11am and the event starts at 12midday.
For more, visit www.bromsgrovecarnival.org and share your excitement via www.facebook.com/bromsgrovecarnival
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