Carnival 30th April-2nd May 2016

We are planning to make 2016 even more fun-filled and exciting than last year – and the theme for 2016 is Mystical Creatures!

On Saturday, 30th April, we have invited back the fantastic Sam’s Sidesteppers to lead us in an evening of line dancing and Fred and the team will provide a lip-smacking BBQ. The committee are also considering providing a family disco which will start at 6.30 pm in All Saints Hall. This will be aimed at those families who have young children and will lead nicely into our line dancing and BBQ evening commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets go quickly for this event, so don’t leave it too late to order yours. On Sunday 1st we are hoping to combine the Treasure Hunt with our Scarecrow Trail – details to follow. Our Sunday evening Songs of Praise will take place in the Methodist Church at 6pm.

On Carnival Monday, remember to turn out your mystical character costumes – Tinkerbell, Little Mermaid, Shrek and Avatar, are all welcome. Now is the time to start looking!


A Mystical Creature – Shrek!

There will be new and exciting acts to entertain you throughout the day, we are once again inviting commercial stalls, as well as the charity stalls, to line the streets/ pathways. Therefore, if you or someone you know has a creative flair and wishes to set up a stall and are willing to pay for a table and make a contribution to our chosen charity, please contact Anthé Evans on 01454 778156.


The 2015-16 Carnival Committee

The committee meets at 7.30pm every Monday or Tuesday at the Methodist Church Hall – juts ask one of the committee for details – we’d welcome more help!!

Winterbourne Down Border Morris dancers at the carnival

Winterbourne Down Border Morris Dancers

The Officers and Committee for this year are:

Chairman: Fred Smith

Vice Chairman: John Turner

Treasurer: Anthê Evans

Assistant Treasurer:  Martin Moulding

Secretary: Charlotte Hall

Publicity: Sue Cessford and Pete Nichols

Licensing Officer: Steve Jenkins

Entertainment Officer: Paul Smith

At the meeting Fred thanked all who had served over the last 12 months and of course the committee thanked Fred for his continued hard work and dedication.

Volunteers needed for the 2016 Carnival

We are once seeking volunteers to help during the carnival day with setting up/manning stalls/manning the road closure areas and tidying up.  Please contact Fred or Faye on 01454 851059 to add your name to our ‘volunteer list’.  All we ask is an hour of your time to help make this carnival day another great success – you don’t need to join the committee or attend any meetings – just give us a bit of your time on the day.  For further information please contact either the Secretary on 01454 851059 or the Chairman on 01454 772072.

Carnival Queen

Meet our last Carnival Queen – we’ll be choosing our next Carnival Queen nearer to the carnival in 2016 – watch this space!