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Sunday 24th June truly was a day for breaking records, in the six years since Prescot Carnival was re-established this years was by far the best attended. So much so that you would barely have known we were competing with a record breaking World Cup performance from the England football team.
A bit of shake up to the programme saw the introduction of death-defying 30 ft zip line, awesome climbing wall, Neos touch pad and cannon ball tent to the bottom field. Whilst the top field retained the ever popular array of inflatables, rodeo bull and bungie runner, new additions included 8 ft Zorbs and Zoo2U animal display.
All of the activities and attractions above were provided completely free of charge with the exception of the zip wire which was heavily subsidised by the Town Council with visitors paying around 30% of the normal cost.
Other attractions on the day included a wide variety of trader, community and information stalls, all of whom commented on the success of the event. In a new addition to the Carnival the Friends of KGV Brown’s Field and Carr Lane were on hand to provide tea and coffee and a beat the goalie stall. The proceeds from which will be reinvested in the park for the benefit of others in the future. The main arena saw performances from Knowsley Music & Performing Arts Service Street Band, who coincidently provided a cracking sound track to the Mayor’s Parade earlier on, the theme to Rocky always being a crowd pleaser. Other performances came from Prescot’s Got Talent Winner Charlotte Codack, Freshco Crew Breakdancing and Shine Gospel Choir.
One of the Town Council’s main aims is to help foster a sense of community within the Town. We hope by retaining the tradition of providing an annual Carnival that we in some way meet this goal. Prescot is one of the last town’s in the local area to retain this type of event, particularly on such a scale and perhaps the only one to offer so many free activities, we really hope by doing this we can provide everybody in the town with the opportunity to attend the event and enjoy a good family day out at the Prescot Carnival.