With only three months until celebrations begin, applications have now opened for this year’s Ilkeston Carnival Queen.
Organisers have already starting getting ready for the parades however a Queen is required to the lead the event.
The chosen girl must be aged between 14 and 17-years-old for the carnival which takes place on June 14.
Applications should be made by sending a photograph and covering letter to Suzanne Birch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0115 944 7737.
Stalls are already booked for the event, but anyone interested in a stall for charity or trade, or even in having a float in the parade should also contact Suzanne.
The Carnival will parade from Belfield Street in Ilkeston and up Bath Street toward Rutland Ground.