Attleborough gears up for carnival

The show will go on for Attleborough carnival despite fears a few weeks ago that the fun event may have to be cancelled due to a lack of interest.Organisers behind the carnival, which will take place on Sunday, made a public appeal for people to take part after not one organisation had entered a float into the parade.

The show will go on for Attleborough carnival despite fears a few weeks ago that the fun event may have to be cancelled due to a lack of interest.

Organisers behind the carnival, which will take place on Sunday, made a public appeal for people to take part after not one organisation had entered a float into the parade.

The call for help has resulted in at least two floats coming forward, alongside walking groups, which will form a small procession with trucks from the fire brigade and vintage vehicles.

In its heyday, Attleborough carnival would attract about 40 entrants.


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John Taylor, chairman of the carnival committee, said it was a shame that numbers had dipped but was hopeful that next year's event would be more popular.

'We had issues a couple of years back with health and safety and many people dropped out.

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'Trying to get them back again has been really hard along with the economic climate.

'It costs about �200 to �300 to put together a float, people don't have the money. Maybe next year will be better.'

The procession will wind its way towards Attleborough recreation ground, in Thieves' Lane, at 12.30pm.

A fun day will then take place on the ground until about 5pm, where there will displays from the fire service and Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club, as well as a fun fair, stalls and licensed bars.

The ground will also host Party on the Park, on Saturday from 4pm. The party will include music from local bands and a Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams tribute act.

Entry for each event will cost �2 per adult and under-16s go free.

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