THIS year’s Hayes Carnival promises to be a blockbuster, despite the street parade being shortened.
The carnival is taking place on the afternoon of July 14, at its usual location, Barra Hall Park, in Freemans Lane.
The event will have a 2012 theme, in light of the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee fever sweeping the nation.
Attractions at the annual event, which attracts thousands each year, includes a Big Dance Bus which will feature performances from local groups, a fun fair, an amphitheatre staging children shows, sports to take part in, and a selection of delicious global food will be on offer.
The main stage will be showcasing musical talent, hosted by Beck Theatre panto star, Mark Jones. Mark will not, however, be appearing in this year’s festive production, Peter Pan.
The street procession normally starts in the town centre, in Pump Lane, and makes its way up to the park, where the celebrations continue.
This year, however, paraders will assemble at Hayes End Community Park at 11am, before setting off from Morgans Lane at 1pm and travelling the few hundred metres along Wood End Green Road before reaching the park half an hour later.
Unlike previous years, everyone will be on foot and no vehicles are allowed.
It is understood that the traditional route will be reintroduced in 2013.
For more information, and to enquire about joining the parade or booking a stall for the day, contact Charlotte Baldwin at email@example.com or call 01895 632 488.
Alternatively, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/hayescarnival.