Carnival parade will go ahead

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A parade will go ahead as part of Stapleford Carnival but only for vehicles.

Organisers were forced to cancel the parade in the town on September 7 as the police could no longer marshall it. They had tried to reinstate it by appealing for volunteers to man the roads but the plan was not felt to be feasible.

This week organisers met with police and councillors when it was decided that a parade will go ahead. It will include buses, classic cars and any roadworthy vehicles that want to join in.

Organiser, Katharine Stewart, said: “We will have to stop for zebra crossings and red lights, in the past we would go through. There will be no road closures. It will be an independent road run.”

She added: “There can be vehicles but not a walking parade, so anyone who wishes to enter the parade must have a road legal vehicle.”