Prescot Carnival NOT on Saturday 7 July 2012 (postponed till Sunday 9 September)

By on Friday, June 29, 2012

The 2012 Prescot Carnival promises bouncy castles, craft stalls, live entertainment and all the excitement of the fun fair on Saturday, 7 July. The free event for all ages takes place from 11.00am to 4.00pm at Brown’s Field (off Wood Lane).

Prescot Carnival 2012

Update: The Prescot Carnival has been postponed, due to the weather, and will now take place on Sunday, 9 September.


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    • louise danher

      Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      how do ya apply to get a stall intested in doing a stall where i would sell cakes n desserts i have studyd 3 years and would like to give it ago

      • prescotonline

        Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 9:15 am

        Hi, Louise. There’s a public meeting on Thursday 17 August, or you can phone Prescot Town Council on (0151) 443 4796. More here.

  2. Janet

    Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

    If it ever stops raining, is this still on and is the car boot on also?

    • prescotonline

      Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

      The Prescot Carnival will go ahead. (There’s also the Summer Fun Day at the Parish Church from noon to 3pm, and that will take place indoors if it’s wet.) No idea about the car boot sale, but I’ll try and find out.

  3. michael

    Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    it best not rain tomorrow or i will scream DONT RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Geoff

    Friday, July 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Oh THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for cancelling!!!!!
    My whole family ADORE this Carnival every year, and we just could not have gone in such ATROCIOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    I’m over the moon we won’t now have to wait til next year!!
    Suppose if it carries on tho…you could always add a swimming gala to the agenda!

  5. marie

    Friday, July 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    its a good thing that it as been put off till 9th september and not cancelled altogether butttttt i think you could of advertised the cancelation a little better so people would no .

  6. Rachel

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Is the carnival on or not .???”

  7. Ellie

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Is Prescot carnival on or not?

  8. david

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    is the carnival on or not?ive been waiting for months for this!!!!

  9. DAVE tall

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    The sun is cracking the flags, clear blue sky…!
    Why call of the carnival and why not tell anyone it’s not on?
    What weather are they talking about…!
    Very poor effort Prescot, just been down the park and loads of people looking for a carnival that is not there.
    Even the local police came by to see if anything was going on.

  10. prescotonline

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Ironically, the weather was great today. After this week’s heavy rain, however, I expect Brown’s Field was still a bit of a swamp!

  11. Ian Hughes

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Why cancel it? The weather forecast for 7 July was for fantastic weather !! Every other event went ahead locally.Who cancelled it??

  12. Ian Hughes

    Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    The drainage on Browns Field is excellent I checked it this morning and it was fine.The event has never been cancelled before, which fool made this decision ???

  13. Ian Hughes

    Monday, July 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

    This is the first year that Prescot Round Table didn’t organise the Carnival,the town council organised it,and cancelled it on the sunniest day of the year!!! What a shambles !!

  14. Dave63256

    Monday, July 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Given the way the weather has been this year, I can’t blame anyone for not really knowing what to expect, but I do seem to recall that there have been quite a few rainy days on Carnival Day in the past and it never dampened the event.

    However, having said that, if it is right that Prescot Town Council have organised it instead of the Prescot Round Table, then all I can say is what do you expect?

    I bet Whiston Town Council don’t have such problems when it comes to their show.

  15. Ian Hughes

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I’ve heard two rumours over this, there is discord within the council,half of the council didn’t want the carnival to go ahead in the first place and the other half did,so it was a very convinient excuse to cancel it due to weather,even though the forecast was for fantastic weather.

    This would explain why non of the prep was done on the field like cutting the grass and taking the goalposts down.

    Also the fun fair comes onto the field Thursday afternoon and Friday,so they must have known it was cancelled on Thursday,but the Army Cadets where only told late on Friday.

    The other rumour is that the council just couldn’t organise and run it so they “bottled it” and where desperate for an excuse to cancel.

    To postpone to September is just “kicking it into the long grass” there are football fixtures arranged for that date, so they will use that as an excuse to cancel it then.

    The people of Prescot have lost a great event

  16. Glen Flatley

    Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

    In response to Ian Hughes totally unfounded remarks, fabricated lies and more importantly somewhat slanderous comments about my Wife, Gillian Flatley, Chair of Prescot Town Council Carnival committee. Firstly, I would not dream of coming onto a public forum and calling your Wife a fool and saying she has no bottle so don’t dare do the same about mine. You don’t know anything about her personality so do not dis-respect it! Why don’t you attend one of the public meetings and repeat your feelings face to face? Having no bottle is hiding behind a keyboard telling damaging lies about good people! I will tell you how much bottle Gillian does not have shall I? When I was 19 I found out I had a rare, genetic eye condition that would make me totally blind. At the time me and Gillian had been going out together for a couple of years. Having no bottle would have been to end the relationship there and then, not put up with all of the additional stresses of living with a blind Husband! Two years ago, at the age of 39 Gillian embarked upon a Social Work degree because she cares about people. Having no bottle would have meant just getting on with life and not attempting a degree having not studied for more than 20 years! Gillian is classed as a carer for my blindness, we have three young children, she works a part time 25 hour a week job and is studying full time for her degree in Social Work. She also is a Prescot Town Councillor and helped arrange the Carnival because she cares about Prescot and wants to make a difference. A person with no botte would not have taken on the additional difficulties of unpaid, voluntary council work on top of everything else she does, only to face criticism from spineless people like yourself! All of the points you have raised are completely untrue and you know it but that is for the council to respond to. She is ten times the person you are and I only hope you have the bottle to face her at a public meeting and tell her your thoughts about her to her face! I am totally disgusted with your comments and think people like you damage the great name of Prescot by slaughtering others who are just trying to improve things around here!

  17. Sarah valentine

    Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I think that it was right of the council to cancel prescot carnival,it may have been sunny that day but the field would have been soaking wet, My daughter was supposed to attend along with her rainbow group and I am glad that she couldn’t as she would have been very wet and soggy all day long. Ian Hughes is a very narrow minded person if he had something personal to say he should have said it to the committee and not on a public forum

  18. Liam

    Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    wow! think you people take this all abit to serious tbh

  19. Dave63256

    Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve read the same articles posted by Ian Hughes and at no point did he slander any individual, least of all Cllr Flatley. The way I read it, his comments were aimed at the Prescot Council as a whole.

    Having said that, Glen Flatley took offence at what was said and exercised his right to respond to it. He concluded his submission by saying that he was totally disgusted by what had been written and that he thought that people like Ian Hughes were damaging the great name of Prescot by ‘slaughtering’ others who, in his view, are trying to improve things. He then issues the challenge to come to the meetings of the Town Council and makes a comment about people hiding behind keyboards.

    Firstly, not everyone can make it to meetings of the Town Council. To be honest, I think that most Prescotians would be hard pressed to tell you where the Council meets since the demolition of the Leisure Centre; and, if they do not know where they meet, you can bet anything you like that they will have no idea whatsoever as to WHEN the Council meets. It’s not really advertised that much, is it.

    Secondly, a lot of people, myself included, find this medium of Prescot Online the only real way that they can voice their opinions, challenge ideas, and oppose what we consider to be politics for the benefit of Knowsley Borough Council. In this respect I must be one of those people who are ‘damaging the great name of Prescot,’ unlike the current Labour run Town Council who, recently, publicly accused the previous administration of fraudulent practices when what they should have done is allow the Police to get on and conduct their investigations without having to deal with local politicians sabre-rattling. This is the same Labour run Town Council who, upon taking up office, immediately withdrew ALL opposition to the Borough Council’s planned closure of the Prescot Leisure Centre. These are hardly the actions of people who are trying to ‘improve’ things.

    Thirdly, Ian Hughes raised the issue that, come September, Brown’s Field will be playing host to football fixtures, so it is a fair comment to make as both football fixtures and the Prescot Carnival CANNOT share the same venue on the same day. I too would like to hear a response from the Town Council with regard to this issue. However, it would seem that because I am unable to attend Town Council meetings, I do not have the right to ask such questions, or to be given any answers. In Glen Flatley’s view, I am one of the ‘spineless people,’ and, according to Sarah Valentine, I’m a ‘very narrow minded’ person. So much for passing judgement on people who you do not know.

    Incidentally, and for the record, regarding Sarah Valentine’s submission, I remember one Prescot Carnival, when they used to have processions around the streets of the Town, that was conducted in a torrential downpour. It didn’t dampen anyone’s day whatsoever.

    The reality is that people like me use the Prescot Online Forum not just to keep up to date with what is going on, but also in the desperate hope that some Councillor who represents Prescot, either on the Town or the Borough Council, might just come online to try and answer some of the questions being put forward by Prescotians. Whiston have a Councillor who takes the time to pass on information in Cllr Williams; why doesn’t Prescot have one?

    I just seem to get the impression from both Glen Flatley and Sarah Valentine, that they believe such questions and issues should only be raised and discussed at meetings of the council, or the relevant council committee, and not in such places as Prescot Online. It is, therefore, an irony that is probably lost on them both, that this is a medium that they can use, and did use, to challenge and refute comments that have been posted here.

    Isn’t it good that you can do that? I think it is.

  20. Cllr D Williams

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I think if you take a look at the Public Notice Board in Eccleston Street, Prescot outside the halifax office

  21. Ian Hughes

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    In response to Glen Flatley,I don’t know who your wife is,and have not named her in any comment I have made,you seem to have taken offence when none was there.

  22. Sarah valentine

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    To dave 63256

    That as may have been but there is no way my daughter would have been walking in that type of rain at her young age as for irony being lost on me I don’t think so, I just believe if u have an issue with a certain councillor it should nt be brought up on here. No a name wasn’t mentioned but anyone with half a brain would realise who was being spoken about that it my eyes is a cowards way out, if u have a problem go and speak to that person/people involved.

  23. Dave63256

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    **In reply to ‘Sarah valentine.’**

    Well, you will have to excuse me for having half a brain.

    I do not have an “issue” with any of the Councillors. What I do have a problem with, is watching my home town disintegrate and amenities taken away from us, while the body, who were elected by the people of Prescot, are seemingly allowing this decline to continue unabated.

    Some of us, do not have the ability, mobility, or the wherewithal to go to Town Council meetings so that must make me a coward as well as having half a brain. You do not know me. You do not know my circumstances. So who are you, to tell me, that I am a coward with half a brain?

    I will repeat what I said in my previous post –

    “The reality is that people like me use the Prescot Online Forum not just to keep up to date with what is going on, but also in the desperate hope that some Councillor who represents Prescot, either on the Town or the Borough Council, might just come online to try and answer some of the questions being put forward by Prescotians. Whiston have a Councillor who takes the time to pass on information in Cllr Williams; why doesn’t Prescot have one?”

    It just seems to me that of everyone who was elected to represent the people of Prescot and fight for the needs of the Town, not one of them is prepared to make the effort to come online and give straight answers to straight questions or even attempt to tell us what they are doing as our Councillors. The silence is deafening.

    What you end up with is what we have now, a maelstrom of accusations and counter accusations. Gossip replaces fact, and people, myself included, will listen to it because at least it gives us something to believe in and something to hope for.

    If I lived in Whiston and wanted to find out about something in my Town, all I would have to do is click on the link to the Whiston Town Council on the Home Page of Prescot Online. There I would find what I am looking for just by browsing their Website, and if I could not find what I was looking for, I could simply ask by e.mail. Every resident of Whiston who visits this Website can not only FIND their Town Councillor, but are also told HOW they can contact them. But I don’t live in Whiston, I live in Prescot, and what have we got? Nothing like Whiston Town Council, and that is an undeniable fact.

    I do not even know who the Mayor of Prescot is; my own Town, and I don’t know!! Doesn’t that say something about Prescot Town Councils ability (or inability) to communicate with the people of Prescot who put them in office in the first place? I recall not knowing who last years Mayor was and it was ONLY thanks to Prescot Online that I eventually found out. Again, doesn’t that say something about Prescot Town Councils ability (or inability) to communicate with the people of Prescot?

    The stark truth is that in Whiston, everything is open and transparent. Everybody who lives in Whiston can easily find out who their Councillors are. In Prescot, it is the complete opposite. In all honesty, I wouldn’t know who Councillor Gillian Flatley was if she hit me in the face with a shovel down the bread aisle of Tesco on a rainy Tuesday afternoon!

    But then, as a coward with only half a brain, you would probably say that it was deserved.

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