Newport gets dressed in its best ahead of carnival day

By Mat Growcott | Newport | Telford entertainment | Published:

Organisers of the Newport Carnival were up at 6am on Sunday to put up bunting in preparation for the big day next month.

The team put up the bunting

But they say the finished result justified the early morning, and that this year the popular bunting could stay up for longer than ever.

Newport Carnival takes place on June 8, and each year brings thousands of people into the town.

Graham Foster, chairman of the carnival committee, said the bunting creates the mood ahead of the carnival

"We started at 6am, when it's nice and quiet in Newport. We have put up the banners and everybody says how great it looks.

"We are talking about leaving the bunting up right into the summer months. It just adds to the ambience of the town.

"It took us about three and a half hours to put the bunting up."


Hanging baskets will also soon be put around the town by Newport in Bloom and, together with the bunting, Mr Foster said it will really make the High Street nice.


"This is going to be the best ever Newport Carnival," Mr Foster said.

"We're really on top of our game. we just need the weather and for people to turn up, and those go hand in hand."

The Newport Carnival will start at 10am on June 8, with the town's royal party being crowned at 11am. The parade starts at 1pm and travels along Newport High Street.

This will be the third year it is held in the High Street.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

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