Leamington Carnival will be back again in 2016

Leamington Carnival is back on!  Pictured: Committee Members, Richard Goulding (Warwick Printing), Steph Manning (Assistant Chairman), Caroline Kempster (The Letting People - Marketing Co-ordinator & Sponsor), Jo Cameron, Owen Prosser, Sarah Hargreaves (Festival Manager) & Jamie Walker (Event Chairman). NNL-151215-213257009
Leamington Carnival is back on! Pictured: Committee Members, Richard Goulding (Warwick Printing), Steph Manning (Assistant Chairman), Caroline Kempster (The Letting People - Marketing Co-ordinator & Sponsor), Jo Cameron, Owen Prosser, Sarah Hargreaves (Festival Manager) & Jamie Walker (Event Chairman). NNL-151215-213257009

Leamington Carnival has been resurrected again and its organisers are looking for more people to get involved in the event in the summer.

The event made a brief return last year after a 19-year hiatus, but was cancelled this year due to lack of support.

But former contestant on The Apprentice, businesswoman and experienced event organiser Jo Cameron has teamed up with carnival committee chairman and CJs Events director Jamie Walker, businesswoman Caroline Kempster, Barclays Bank relationship director Kathy MacLauchlan and others to form an operational team to run the event on Saturday July 9.

Jo said: “I love living in Leamington.

“It is a fantastic place to live and work with a really tight knit community.

“As soon as I heard the carnival needed help to get it back to its best I jumped at the chance.

“The carnival gave me some fantastic memories as a child and it’s a brilliant community event to be part of.”

The carnival will have the theme of gaming and technology to showcase Leamington’s reputation as ‘Silicon Spa’.

The event will raise money for charitable organisations and good causes based in and around the town.

Warwick Printing and Kia Warwick are the first businesses to sponsor the event and the organisers are appealing for more companies to have floats or to also sponsor the carnival. BID Leamington and Warwick District Council are also giving their support to the event.

The carnival last year attracted thousands of people to the town centre and included a festival at the Pump Room Gardens.

Before that there had not been a carnival in Leamington since 1996.

But the former carnival committee was not able to assemble a large enough team of volunteers to repeat the success of 2014 this year.

Anyone wishing to help or who needs more information can call Jo on 257550, or visit the carnival’s website at: www.leamingtoncarnival.org.uk