The Executive Committee have just had an urgent meeting to discuss our current financial situation have decided to cancel this year's carnival event on 6 August.

It was felt that with no funds available hosting this event would irresponsibly increase our debts further with no sign of how to pay them off.

We hope to do a great deal of fundraising over the next year so we can pay off the existing bills and raise sufficient funds to come back with an event next year.

I hope people can understand our situation and I apologise for any inconvenience caused by this decision but we feel under these circumstances that this is the correct action to take at this time.

On behalf of Poole Carnival - Trevor Hunter

Parade - Poole Carnival 2015


Best Float

A Drug Free World

Best Youth Float

Parkstone Scouts

Best Trade Entry

Clearway Pools (Ltd)

Best Junior Walking Entry

Josh Faramus (and family)

Best Group Walking Entry

Parkstone Baptiste Church

Best Visiting Carnival Group

Swanage Carnival (with Tappers Funeral Service transport)

Best Marching Band

Bournemouth Youth Marching Band (judged en route)

Best Dance Group

The Wonder Girls (judged en route)

Best Overall

The Faramus Family (Selected by the Mayor of Poole)

Thank you to the Mayor of Poole, Caja and Stacie (Poole Carnival Court), Lyn (Let's Party) and Alison (Waitrose Stores) for assisting with the judging on the day.

Poole Carnival Procession

(subject to possible changes on the day)

1. Leading 5 minutes in front of main parade will be the excellent Christchurch Cruisers Motorcycle Club
2. Lead Wessex 4x4 control vehicle
3. Meridian Corps of Drums
4. Mayor and Lady Mayor or Poole
5. Poole Carnival Queen and Attendants
6. M.B.Wilkes (Poole) Ltd
7. Parkstone Sea Cadets
8. Camp Amazing
9. The Faramus Family
10. Poole Lifeguards
11. Corfe Mullen Carnival Court with Ives & Shand Limousine
12. The Wonder Girls
13. Parkstone Baptiste Church
14. Marie Curie
15. Swanage Carnival Court with Tappers Limousine
16. Samba Panashe Band on top of Wilts & Dorset open top bus
17. Poole Field Gun Display
18. Regis Troopers
19. Jolly Pirates of Poole
20. Bournemouth & Poole Chinese Ladies Association
21. Fresh Outlooks
22. Clearway Pools Ltd
23. Drug Free World
24. Hollywood Fancy Dress Ltd
25. Parkstone Scouts
26. Store & Secure Self Storage
27. Poole Bay Rotary Club
28. BH Green Group
29. Bournemouth Youth Marching Band
30. Lul-Med Medical Services
31. Wessex 4x4 Rear Control vehicle

The Poole Carnival Committee would like to thank all the above for making this an enjoyable event. At least 20% of the money raised from the Street Collection will be distributed to Julia's House and Gully's Place with other charities also considered.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers who agree to marshal the many roads that have to be secured as the procession passes and ensure crowd control is in place to make this event safe and enjoyable to the thousands of people expected to line the roadsides.

And finally to all the residents whose patience is tested again as the road closure prevents them from their usual activities for a couple of hours on this special day.


Trevor Hunter
Parade Co-Ordinator