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We are receiving many enquiries regarding likely weather impact on the Carnival.  We have reviewed the forecast and spoken to the Environment Agency, and indications are that the weather is improving early Saturday with an extremely low risk of showers during the Carnival period.  Wind speeds may be high but are not high enough for the Environment Agency to issue any formal or informal alerts.

Based on this assessment, we will be proceeding with the Carnival and Procession as planned.

The wind poses the greatest challenge and we will be taking steps to manage our response to it appropriately.

Participants should ensure that costumes and floats are suitably wind-resistant.  Stall holders should equip themselves with sufficient guy ropes and pegs for any tents etc. that they plan to erect at the Recreation Ground.

Westover Group, part of the UK’s largest network of motor dealerships, is set to attend the long-running Corfe Mullen Carnival this Saturday (June 8).

Established in 1967, Corfe Mullen Carnival has been a popular event in the village, growing year on year to help raise funds for important local charities and community organisations. As a Dorset-based firm with a showroom in the village which represents Dacia, the Westover Group has supported the Carnival for many years and in 2019 will have an even bigger presence at the event. The Group is set to display vehicles from five brands it represents in the county – Nissan, Toyota, Kia, Jaguar and Land Rover.

The Westover Group will also be providing the event with the latest Nissan X-Trail seven-seater which will be used to escort the Poole Town Crier, David Squire, who will be leading the main carnival procession. The town crier will stand out of the SUV’s sunroof and guide the procession of carnival floats through the village to the Corfe Mullen Recreation showground.

Mark Whittam, group operations director at the Westover Group, says: “The carnival is a popular annual event in this village and we’re pleased to have supported it for many years. As a group, we believe it is important to support events in our local communities. By providing support it gives people the opportunity to get up close with a wide variety of the latest vehicles out of the usual showroom environment.”

Established in 1923, the Westover Group operates from 28 locations across Dorset and Wiltshire and represents 15 vehicle manufacturers – Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Dacia, Fiat, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Nissan, Renault, Skoda and Toyota. The motor firm is now part of the Hendy Group.

 

Waitrose presents cake ingredientsSteph Roberts, of Wimborne Waitrose, presents a trolley-load of cake-making ingredients to our Carnival Prince Harry and Princess Sienna. Carnival helper Helen Fookes will now distribute these goodies to our volunteers who have agreed to make cakes for the Refreshment Tent on Carnival Day.

We look forward to welcoming thirsty customers to sample our baking with a cup of tea!

 

We have received the Road Closure Authorisation from the new Dorset Council. This allows us to close off parts of Springdale Road, Wareham Road and Blandford Road progressively, to give safe passage to the Carnival Procession on Saturday 8th June 2019.

Please see the Road Closures FAQ for further detail.

 

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Harry Burt and Sienna Vestey-Smith on becoming our Prince & Princess for 2019 at the Selection evening on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Also to Jaden Heckford and Annabel King on being selected as their attendants.

We would like to thank St Nicholas Church for letting us hold the event there this year, and Rev. Jane Burgess for asking each entrant questions, also Poole Town Crier David Squire for the winners trophies, Debbie Cox of Cardberry Parade for the decorative balloons and Jason & Debbie Spiers of our principal sponsors Richards Estate Agents.

The Carnival Committee would also like to thank Maggie Fray for all her hard work in organising the event.

 

 

 

 Cardberry Parade Ltd.