The date is set for Saturday 14 September 2019
Early in 2019 Colchester Firefighters, some of the previous organisers, and other individuals with business and events experience combined forces to form the new Colchester Carnival Committee, to bring about the return of the much loved town parade.
All of the involvement is voluntary and is in addition to everyone’s normal working hours and commitments. Whilst the Committee does not hold charitable status in its own right, the Committee work in conjunction with the Firefighters Charity for event support and other local charities which will be determined on an annual basis. All profits are donated to charitable and worthwhile causes, whether that be from sponsorship or bucket collections on the day.
The guiding principles of the Committee are to create a fun filled Carnival full of sound, colour and activity, involving as many people representing a cross section of our diverse community, to reflect all that is fantastic about living and working in Colchester. We encourage all to participate regardless of age, and regardless of whether you are a business, club, organisation, school, or a community group from your village or pub.
You can use the event to promote your business, club or organisation, raise awareness of an important issue, or even just to use the experience as a team building exercise, but this must be done with the spirit of the Carnival in mind to ensure your float or entry is relevant, interesting for spectators to watch, and is reflective of the Carnival’s theme for the specific year. Most importantly of all, just remember it is about putting on a show and having a lot of fun!