Free Fun at 2013 Prescot Carnival, Sun 1 Sep

By on Friday, August 30, 2013

(prescot_carnival_2013Press release: Prescot Town Council)

Building on the success of last year, Prescot Town Council’s Events Committee have worked hard to make this year’s Carnival even better by increasing the number of FREE activities on offer.

In addition to the Carnival the Committee have reinstated the tradition of holding a Mayors Parade through the streets of Prescot that will enter Browns Field in time to officially open the Carnival.

The Parade will be led by the Mayor and Mayoress and will comprise of a marching band followed by a host of community based organisations from Prescot. [Edit: Due to a last-minute cancellation, the Parade will now be led by a steel band rather than the originally advertised marching band.]

The Parade will take place between 11:30am and 12pm starting on Eccleston Street passing through Market Place, Sewell Street, Manchester Road, South Avenue and Wood Lane, please be advised that temporary road closures will be in affect during the Parade.

Free Activities include:

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Rodeo Bull
  • Bouncy Assault Course
  • Bungee Run
  • Surf Rider

A full programme of performances including local singers and dance groups.

  • Interactive Reptile stall
  • Static Birds of Prey display
  • Cage Soccer – Football Skills

A host of service providers attending the event include:

  • Knowsley Dog Wardens who are providing FREE dog chipping for any four legged friends
  • Knowsley Trading Standards – providing information on the dangers of illicit tobacco
  • Knowsley Recycling team – providing advice on changes to waste services in Prescot
  • Knowsley Leisure and Culture Service – providing information on local services and a Tour of Britain workshop
  • Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative – informing residents of forthcoming developments
  • Merseyside Police Authority
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
  • Mc Donald’s – Love where you live community action team

Other attractions include:

A wide variety of stalls made up of independent traders, community groups and local charities

  • Donkey rides
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Large Fun Fair

The Town Council have also worked with local businesses (Devlin’s Butchers of Eccleston Street to provide burgers and hot dogs and Ray’s Bakery of High Street who have donated the buns) to provide refreshments through our catering team.

[Please note that the parade is no longer open to new entrants – Ed.]

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