Sudbury’s carnival team is putting together its vision for 2015 event

Floats, walkers and motorbike riders participate in the Sudbury Carnival on Sunday, August 24 last y

Floats, walkers and motorbike riders participate in the Sudbury Carnival on Sunday, August 24 last year - Credit: Su Anderson

Work is under way planning a town’s carnival to ensure it is a success for the second consecutive year.

The team behind the Sudbury Carnival is putting together its vision for 2015’s event which will have a theme of landmark moments from the 60s and 70s.

Last year the carnival was held for the first time in more than two decades.

Now the committee is appealing for volunteers to help over the weekend of August 29 and 30.

Jack Owen, from the committee, said: “A number of people told us last year how much they enjoyed the day and that they would like to help out in some way.


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“That’s easy, just give me a ring and I know that we can find something for anyone.

“Whether it’s helping marshal the procession, helping fundraising events, helping out on the day or supporting others in their organising activities, we cannot have enough helpers.”

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A carnival dance will be held on the Saturday followed by the main carnival and fun day on the Sunday.

Mr Owen added: “The Sudbury Carnival Committee has continued meeting since last year’s carnival to make arrangements for the 2015 event.

“We were sorry to say goodbye to one of our members but have been able to recruit four or five new members onto the committee who we believe will make a valuable contribution, but we are still looking for a chairman.”

Last year the carnival had the theme of Sudbury Through The Ages.

The parade included more than 60 ex-majorettes who twirled their batons and beat their drums for the first time in several decades. The women used to take part in the carnival when it ran in the 1970s and 1980s.

Anyone interesting in supporting the carnival should call Mr Owen on 01787 374025.

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