Sleaford Carnival gets green light for 2013
SLEAFORD Town Council has given the thumbs up for a charity carnival to take place in the town this summer.
Subject to the plans meeting certain conditions and requirements set out by the council, the carnival will take place on Sunday, July 21, at the Boston Road Recreation Ground.
Organiser and chair of Sleaford Carnival 2013, Nigel Gresham, said: "It's absolutely fantastic news - it's the right thing for Sleaford."
The decision which was made at a meeting of the Services Committee last Wednesday, means that the group will have use of the ground to hold proposed events throughout the day including live music, a dog show, food stalls, craft stalls, face painting, a raffle and more.
Garry Titmus, chairman of the Services Committee, said: "I think we have an excellent idea here. It was great to see our community coming together last year when we had the torch relay and the jubilee celebrations so the idea sounds very good to me."
Mr Gresham also hopes to get permission from the highways department at the county council to close roads in order to hold a floating procession to start from the north end of town and travel through the town centre to the Recreation Ground.
Mr Gresham said: "There's still lots of hard work to be done and lots of things to organise yet. We're so pleased to have the backing of the town council and need to make sure they are happy with everything we are planning to do."
All proceeds made from the event will go to the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and the Fire Fighters Charity and any donations or sponsorship from local businesses would be much appreciated by the team behind the event.
For more details about the out the group visit www.sleafordcarnival.co.uk or look up 'Sleaford Carnival' on Facebook to show your support.