2017 POOLE CARNIVAL CANCELLED

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 2016

Parade Joining Instructions

ASSEMBLY OF ENTRIES

The assembly area for parade entries will be in the designated area of the Sea View Point or along the road between Sea View Road and North Road and will be under the control of the Marshals employed by Poole Carnival Organising Committee. Lengthy vehicles (limited) will be directed to their set up area by official marshals only.

Small floats can be assembled in the Car Park but for Health and Safety you MUST advise all participants on your float to be aware of other moving vehicles.

Large floats can be assembled on Ashley Road as directed by the Control Marshals.

You are reminded that the parade will end at Branksome Recreation Ground so provisions should be made accordingly for your support vehicles to re-locate or for your return to Parkstone after the parade ends. Sea View Car Park will re-open to the public on our dispersal.

JUDGING

Judging will be made at the various set up points and presentation of prizes will be made at Branksome Recreation Ground.

PARADE FORM UP

It is very important that all entries try to arrive at their allocated arrival time to avoid any congestion later on.

All entries must enter either Sea View set up area or Ashley Road via Sea View Road ONLY due to the road closure on Ashley Road and one way plan at Sea View.

All entries in the parade will be ready to move at 11.00am under the direction of the Carnival Control Marshal and moved into position only.

No other entry should move until directed to do so by the Carnival Control Marshal.

The lead vehicle will move off when advised to do so by the Carnival Control Marshal and proceed at a steady pace to Branksome Recreation Ground where all vehicles will end up for dispersal. Again Health and Safety should be monitored at all times for other moving vehicles and the viewing public.

PARADE ROUTE

The lead vehicle will set off from Ashley Road in Parkstone at 11.15am and follow the following route:

Along Ashley Road, proceeding the whole length towards Branksome, turning left on to Alder Road, taking extreme care going down the hill to Branksome Recreation Ground, turning into Recreation Road where access to the Recreation Ground will be through the visitors car park as directed to stand down, with walkers directed on to the main field area away from moving vehicles.

Total distance is 1.9 miles and we anticipate total time from start to finish should be 1.5 hours.

Poole Carnival 2016 Parade Route

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STREET COLLECTION

Poole Carnival Committee have an approved Street Collection Permit to collect for our agreed charities, being Gully's Place and the Diverse Abilities Ladybird Appeal.

At least 20% of the total raised will be presented as a donation to the above charities at a later date.

No other collection will be permitted unless written approval has been received beforehand from an authorised member of the committee. Unauthorised collections may be removed.

Procession Application

All Application Forms should be sent to: Mr Trevor Hunter, 23 Freshwater Drive, Hamworthy, Poole. Dorset. BH15 4JG and received no later than 31 July 2016 with the exception of walking entries who can register on the day at arrival.

THE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANY GROUP OR PARTICIPANT ON THE DAY IF IT IS CONSIDERED THAT THE ENTRY IS IN BAD TASTE OR NOT IN THE CARNIVAL SPIRIT.