Weymouth Carnival appeals for volunteers

Weymouths much-loved carnival is appealing for volunteers after hosting an information day outside Debenhams.

Today members of the newly-formed Weymouth Carnival Committee gathered in the town center to host an information day, aimed at raising support for the carnival which is set to return in 2021. The event, which included a raffle and other activities, also promoted the future event which is set to take place between the 13th – 15th August 2021.

John Simpson, vice chairman of Weymouth Carnival Group CIC said:

“We want volunteers to either give us an hour of time on the day or help us out during the year leading up to it, we also want committee members.”

“Carnival will not happen unless we have got those volunteers, we can’t run the type of carnival we were hoping to run which will be over three days next year with just a handful of people, the community has got to get behind it or it won’t happen.”

Vice-chairman John Simpson poses as “carnival queen”.

The three-day event which is planned next year is set to include carnival stalls, live music, air displays from The Red Arrows and the grand procession itself.  When asked whether Corona Virus would impact the plans, John said:

“We’ve got to get it up and running and it’s all got to be in place, if it doesn’t happen then we have got it all ready for the following year.”

Weymouth Carnival organisers plan to re-shape the future carnival by introducing ‘zones’ in various areas across the town, which will include two stages, window displays, a carnival trail and a fairground.

For more information on becoming a volunteer for Weymouth Carnival, organisers are encouraging those interested to e-mail [email protected] or find them on Facebook or Instagram.