Trowbridge Carnival’s last call for volunteer help
8:00pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
Trowbridge Carnival takes place tomorrow night, with a crowd of thousands expected to line the town’s streets.
At 7pm, the carnival parade – a mixture of about 50 large and small floats, bands, walking groups and individuals – will join the carnival royalty and wind its way along Canal Road, The Down, Islington, Timbrell Street, Union Street, Church Street, Silver Street, Market Street and Castle Street to Bythesea Road.
An estimated 13,000 spectators will line the route and the organisers are still looking for volunteers to help out as stewards for the event.
They will also be accepting last-minute entries to the procession until 5pm on the day.
To allow the procession to complete its route, a series of rolling road closures will be in place and spectators are being urged to get into place early. Motorists are being told to avoid the town centre.
Organiser Maryrose Mantle said: “We’re still getting entries and we’ve had several more larger floats from the Wessex circuit, which is good.
“We’ve got lots of groups and local groups, masquerade walkers, ranging from dance troupes to youth clubs to St John Ambulance. And we’ve now got an entry called Trow Vegas.
“We’ve got around 50 entries now and that’s on a par with last year.”
The organisers are asking people to only buy merchandise from traders wearing official Trow-bridge Carnival badges, who have been approved and have agreed to make a donation to the carnival committee.
Anyone interested in volunteering as a steward can contact committee member Nigel Hemmens on 07779 919969.