Volunteers plea for carnival

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COMMUNITY leaders have appealed for volunteers to lend their support at a popular summer carnival.

The Rossmere Park summer carnival is set to take place inside the park, off Rossmere Way, in August but volunteers are needed to ensure it runs smoothly.

Every year members of the Friends of Rossmere Park group work hard putting together a fun-packed programme for young and old to enjoy.

The free event, which is now in its 14th year, will include fairground rides, face painting, puppets, magic shows and re-enactment groups.

Representatives from a range of community organisations will also be on hand and there will be a variety of stalls.

Also set to make a return this year is the Smiley Train, which transports youngsters around the park.

The carnival is set to take place on Saturday, August 13, between 11am-4pm.

Committee member and Labour councillor for the Rossmere ward, Trisha Lawton, said: “Last year was a great success and we are hoping this year will be just as successful.

“The weather was glorious last year and we are hoping the sun shines on us again.

“We are still looking for stall holders interested in having a pitch to get in touch.

“There will be a variety of stalls including bric-a-brac and home-made cakes.

“There will be plenty on offer to keep people entertained including a Norman re-enactment group, a climbing wall, Punch and Judy show with magic act, a Victorian Society and the Smiley Train is also making a reappearance.”

The Friends of Rossmere Park group, which also organises the annual Christmas carol service and ghost walk, is looking for new committee members to join their ranks.

Coun Lawton added: “We would urge anyone that is interested in lending a hand on the day, or who wants to join the committee, to get in touch.”

For more information about joining the committee, call Coun Lawton on 07940091767.