Leamington Carnival cancelled

Lemington Carnival.'Leamington Irish Music Group. NNL-140714-101756009

Lemington Carnival.'Leamington Irish Music Group. NNL-140714-101756009

  • Leamington Carnival has been cancelled
  • The events organisers have said this is due to a lack of support for this year’s event
  • Before last year’s event there had been no carnival in Leamington since 1996
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Leamington Carnival has been cancelled due to a lack of support, organisers have said.

The event was revived last summer after a 19-year hiatus and attracted thousdands of people to Leamington town centre.

But the carnival committee has not been able to assemble a large enough team of volunteers to repeat the success this year.

Jamie Walker, Chairman of Leamington Carnival Committee said: “Today is a very sad day. We’ve decided to call it a day on Leamington Carnival.

“We feel there hasn’t been sufficient support to make the carnival happen.

“Last year we had a large team organising the days event, however this year only three members remain on the committee all in their early 20s.

“Organising large community events takes a lot of man power, which of course is all voluntary, and we simply haven’t got enough of this.

“Since the last carnival a number of call outs have been made but with no luck.

He added: “We have also only received a small number of applications from local businesses & organisations wanting to take part, but this time last year we were almost full. Last year was a very memorable day, which the committee and town won’t forget.”

The remaining funds collected from last year’s event will be distributed to charities in and around the town.

We feel there hasn’t been sufficient support to make the carnival happen.

Jamie Walker, Chairman of Leamington Carnival Committee