Join us for May Day fun in 2017!

Carnival: 30th April-1st May 2017

Are you ready for another great carnival weekend?

We will be decorating Down Road and asking residents to join in the spirit and display flags and bunting to help build the atmosphere for the celebrations.

The chosen charity for this year is BRACE (An independent charity committed to defeating dementia through scientific research).

Meet our Carnival Queen – see our 2017 Carnival Queen and her attendants!

Sunday 30th April

Family Village Pokémon Treasure Hunt with Scarecrow Trail starting at 2pm from Winterbourne Down Methodist Church Hall.  Refreshments will be on sale in the church hall with entertainment by the Westerly Showband.   Everyone is welcome.

At 6pm Songs of Praise in All Saints Church with North Avon Singers.

Monday, 1st May

Carnival Day! Our theme is Marvel Characters and the procession leaves Bradley Avenue shops at 10.15am and finishes at the Methodist Church grounds.  Please arrive at starting point by 10am. Judging of age groups will take place at the Methodist Church grounds where great money prizes will be awarded. Remember to turn out your costumes – Magneto, Captain America, Storm, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and the Hulk, all welcome. Now is the time to start looking!

Full details of the weekend’s events will be available in the Carnival Programme on sale from 1st April from committee members.  Please come along and enjoy the weekend and don’t forget to invite your friends.

Craft and Charity

Stalls will be set up in Down Road and Camp View.  If you wish to run your own stall to raise funds for your favourite charity or you would like to rent a table to sell home made produce/crafts and are willing to make a donation to our chosen charity, please contact Anthé Evans on 01454 778156 for further information.

The carnival committee runs its own stall during the carnival day, the proceeds of which go towards the next carnival and to local charities.  We are in need of any spare items you may have sitting around (unwanted Christmas presents!).  This can include good quality toys, books, household goods and bric-a-brac.  Please contact Fred on 01454 772072 for more information.

We need more help!

If you would like to help run our carnival, please  contact our secretary, Charlotte, on 01454 772729 for details.

If you would be willing to give up 1 hour of your time to assist on the day we would love to hear from you. Please contact Fred on 01454772072 to add your name to our ‘volunteer list’. For further information please contact Sue Cessford, on 01454 777881 or visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/wdcarnival.

The Carnival Committee

The committee meets at regularly – why not join us?  Just 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

Volunteers needed for the 2017 Carnival

We will be once again 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 2017