Organisers want Woodley Carnival to return to "glory days"By Jon Nurse
January 21, 2013
Carnival bosses hope this summer’s procession can return to its glory days.
Woodley Carnival will have no evening concert and lower ticket prices this June, focusing instead on attracting bumper numbers for its community-led procession.
Carnival committee chairman Peter Jacobs said: “This year we are holding an afternoon carnival where the community is going to take centre stage, so what better way to ensure this happens than to build the carnival around the procession?
“Plans are already in place to allow us to resume our normal route around Woodley ending with the procession entering the Memorial Ground, where the judges will award the trophies.
“We want to hear from you so we can reinvigorate this fabulous tradition and return to the glory days of 50 floats.”
Entrants are encouraged to apply quickly as the starting list is being limited to 50.
Organisers want Woodley groups and performers to provide entertainment on the afternoon.
Mr Jacob added: “The committee will be making contact with as many local organisations as we can to see how they can be involved in the 2013 carnival. If you are involved in a group that could be involved on carnival day then let us know.”