Trowbridge Carnival under threat if volunteers don't come forward

Trowbridge Carnival Committee treasurer Barry Moth and chairman Maryrose Mantle with Linda Self and Nigel Hemmens

Trowbridge Carnival Committee treasurer Barry Moth and chairman Maryrose Mantle with Linda Self and Nigel Hemmens

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The future of Trowbridge Carnival could be under threat if its committee can’t find more members.

Organisers of the annual procession, which has been held for over 70 years, are appealing for help to plan and steward the event as well as other activities  throughout the year.

Trowbridge Carnival Committee, which has seven members, meets at Roundstone School monthly on every third Wednesday at 7pm.

Other than the carnival, the committee organises the town’s soapbox derby, country fayre and a bowls competition.

Maryrose Mantle, carnival committee chairman, said: “For one reason and another some people haven’t been able to dedicate as much as in the past, but I’m sure there are people out there with good ideas for the carnival and for other events in Trowbridge who we would love to hear from.

“The carnival has been growing year after year and there would be a danger that if we didn’t get more members it would have to stop or be smaller and not of the same quality.”

The carnival procession, to take place on October 18, needs about 40 volunteer stewards for it to run safely.

Mrs Mantle said that she would also welcome more stewards, if people didn’t want to be full committee members, to help with the running of the carnival and other events.

Mrs Mantle said: “We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy having fun and have a passion for Trowbridge.”

Call Mrs Mantle on 07866 698278 or write to her at 40 Bellefield Crescent, Trowbridge, BA 14 8SR.

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