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Sudbury Carnival to go ahead as organisers change parade route due to roadworks




Sudbury Carnival 2017....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (3485015)
Sudbury Carnival 2017....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (3485015)

One of the biggest events on Sudbury’s calendar is set to go ahead, after organisers scrambled to revise the usual parade route due to major road works in the town.

This year’s Sudbury Carnival had come close to not happening, after the normal route for the procession had to be abandoned, due to the road closure and diversions on Gainsborough Road until the end of this month.

But a new route has now been agreed with Suffolk County Council and the Sudbury Community Wardens, enabling the event to take place as planned on Sunday, August 19.

Entrants will now meet at noon at the Delphi Centre in Alexandra Road, and parade along Newton Road, Cats Lane, Cornard Road, Kings Road, East Street and Girling Street, before arriving at Belle Vue Park at 1.15pm.

The park will then play host to a wealth of live music, attractions and activities throughout the day.

Cllr Jack Owen, carnival committee member, said: “Hopefully, the forced change of route will not spoil the participants or spectators’ enjoyment of the event, with over 20 individual floats taking part and plenty to keep people interested in the park, concluding with plenty of songs and music.”

For carnival news and pictures, make sure you pick up a copy of the Suffolk Free Press.



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