Potters Bar Carnival 2017 - preparations in full swing

PUBLISHED: 09:36 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:36 02 May 2017

The Potters Bar Carnival was led by Erin Phillips as princess last year.

The Potters Bar Carnival was led by Erin Phillips as princess last year.

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Preparations for Potters Bar Carnival are well under way to make it even bigger and better this year.

Sainsbury's in Potters Bar has made a donation to Potters Bar Carnival. Sainsbury's in Potters Bar has made a donation to Potters Bar Carnival.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 11, and already two thirds of the stall places are booked.

Committee members are looking forward to judging this year’s entries into the Princess competition.

A new event for the carnival this year is the Battle of the Bands.

For more information contact Gary Bush on 07947 308326.

Nominate your daughter for carnival princess in this year's Potters Bar Carnival. Nominate your daughter for carnival princess in this year's Potters Bar Carnival.

Also this year, there will be an Under 9s football competition, starting at midday at Elm Court on the Elm Court Field.

Again contact Gary for information.

As usual there will be all the fun of the fete with a children’s fun fair, including a bouncy castle, games stalls, tombolas, Punch and Judy and much more.

There will also be barbecues and a beer tent.

Peter Weaver, who has been involved in the carnival sine 1993, said: “Normally the atmosphere is brilliant and everyone has a thoroughly good time.

“We get 5,000 to 6,000 through the door, subject to weather.”

Procession entries are coming in. If you would like to take part ring Terry Jones on 07507 646714.

If you wish to have a stall to advertise your organisation or raise funds for it ring Peter or Sue on 01707 850147.

Alternatively to get an entry form for procession or stall go to www.pottersbarcarnival.org.
The carnival has also received a cash boost thanks to a £250 donation from the town’s Sainsbury’s.

The money has come from the store’s Community Budget scheme, which was set up to help charitable groups in the local community and is partially funded by sales of the retailer’s ‘Bag for Life’.

Potters Bar store manager, Karen Staples said: “Our store is at the heart of the local community and it is important we can play our part to support it.

“Potters Bar Carnival is such an important event for the local community and raises thousands of pounds for local charities.

“This is the fourth year we have been able to support it.”

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