Carnival will be bigger than ever

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Have your say

PEOPLE can have their say on the final schedule for this year’s Headland Carnival at a committee meeting tomorrow.

As previously reported in the Mail, the programme for this year’s event is bigger and better than ever with all of the old favourites and some new activities planned for people to enjoy.

And the schedule is set to be finalised tomorrow night when the Headland Carnival committee meet at Headland Social Club, in Throston Street, at 7pm.

Committee members are inviting people along to the meeting and say they want to hear the views of those who will be enjoying the carnival activities.

John Cambridge, chairman of the Headland Carnival committee, said: “We always say that this is the people’s carnival so we want to hear from them.

“We have done well this year and the programme is looking good but we still want to hear from people and get them involved.”

The very first event of this year’s carnival actually takes place tomorrow night with the first heat of the Hartlepool’s Got Talent competition.

Weekly heats for those aged 18 and over will be held at The Studio, in Hartlepool’s Tower Street, until Thursday, July 5 before the Grand Final at the Borough Hall on Friday, July 20.

The other activities for people to enjoy don’t start until Thursday, August 2 when the town fair will officially open.

That will mark the start of nine days of activities and events including sandcastle competitions, talent contests and the popular nutty slack race.

Organisers are also hoping to confirm jazz bands and the very first carnival rock festival as part of this year’s event.

John, 68, who lives on the Headland with wife, Ada, added: “Hopefully what we have planned will be better than ever before.

“But anyone with any ideas should share them with us.”

The carnival costs around £5,000 to organise every year so as well as appealing for the views of residents, the committee are always on the lookout for sponsorships or financial help.

To get involved with the carnival or for more information call John on (01429) 297462.

People can also visit www.hartlepoolcarnival.com.