Stanford and Corringham carnival is coming

Vintage vehicles, like this fire engine, will be part of the procession

Vintage vehicles, like this fire engine, will be part of the procession

First published in Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

THE Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham carnival will weave its way through the towns’ streets on a fun-filled day later this month.

And organisers are confident that this year’s festivities will be the biggest and best yet.

Dozens of community groups are set to take part in the procession leaving from Park Road in Corringham at 1.30pm on Saturday, August 23.

The convoy of colour and sound will make its way past Corringham town centre towards Branksome Avenue before turning towards Stanford High Street and up to the Mobil Field, Billet Lane.

Waiting there will be the carnival’s biggest ever craft fair, fun rides and bouncy castles for youngsters and a whole host of fun activities.

Cherie Sargeant, who sits on the carnival’s organising committee, said: “I think it will be the best yet. We just need people to come out, watch, cheer and enjoy it.”

The craft fair is set to host a raft of unusual stalls and will open at 1.30pm.

The procession – also set to be one of the biggest ever, with more entries than normal - will feature majorettes, dancers, Disney characters visiting court floats and vintage buses and fire engines.

For anyone wishing to book a last-minute place at the craft fair, call Cherie on 01375 856382.

The carnival route: Starting at Park Road, Giffords Cross Avenue, Springhouse Lane, Gordon Road, Third Avenue, Branksome Avenue, First Avenue, Dunstable Road, Southend Road, High Street, Church Hill, Corringham Road, Billet Lane.

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