Well done the Carnival Committee of Sturminster Newton for putting on a fun procession on the 23rd and pulling together a good carnival week of events.
As the years have gone by it has got more and more difficult to present the carnival parade as the costs of insurance, road closure and paying for marching bands among other things has increased.
It has got harder to prise people out to support events to raise funds to pay for the parade because of the competition from lots else going on, which there did not used to be, plus the attraction of home entertainment. You also can no longer put on the good old crowd pullers of tug o’ war and the Greasy Pole over the river.
The money raised by the procession goes to support our local charities and good causes so well done all of you on the Carnival Committee and all who helped them. Thank you.
Cllr Pauline Batstone, Sturminster Newton