Come and see the Echo in carnival parade

Come and see the Echo in carnival parade

Come and see the Echo in carnival parade

First published in News

THOUSANDS of people are expected to turn out for Southend Carnival tonight.

The procession will leave Southchurch Park, at 7.45pm, and travel along the seafront past the pier at 8.30pm and finish at Chalkwell Park, Westcliff, at 10.30pm.

The Echo has a float in the carnival, and we will be joined by dozens of other attractions, including dancers, characters and musicians, during the parade.

Representatives from the floats will be collecting charity cash for their chosen good causes.

James Harrison, marketing and media trustee at Southend Carnival, said: “This year we are allowing each entry into the procession to independently collect money for their own chosen charity. Many of the entries are excited about this as it means they can directly raise money for a charity they support.

“So, if you like a float, act or entry, please put some change in their buckets, as it all goes to great worthy causes.”

Road closures will be in place across Southend’s seafront area between 4pm and 9pm tomorrow to allow the carnival to take place.

This will include some seafront car parks.

  • Tweet your carnival news and pictures using #SouthendCarnival.

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2:57pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Excellent photo of the carnival.
Excellent photo of the carnival. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Life in a seaside town says...

Well said Robin
Well done Echo, support your local millionaire why not. There are other businesses on the front.
Well said Robin Well done Echo, support your local millionaire why not. There are other businesses on the front. Life in a seaside town
  • Score: 3

6:06pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

The carnival is a real wasted opportunity for the town. The whole seafront should be shut down to motorised traffic all day. There should be bars, food a market etc, in general an open space for people to enjoy the seafront without traffic. Later on you could have the precession.
The carnival is a real wasted opportunity for the town. The whole seafront should be shut down to motorised traffic all day. There should be bars, food a market etc, in general an open space for people to enjoy the seafront without traffic. Later on you could have the precession. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: -1

9:00pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
The carnival is a real wasted opportunity for the town. The whole seafront should be shut down to motorised traffic all day. There should be bars, food a market etc, in general an open space for people to enjoy the seafront without traffic. Later on you could have the precession.
Sounds like a good idea, add some planes and you got an airshow and carnival for the early evening, a whole day of entertainment.
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: The carnival is a real wasted opportunity for the town. The whole seafront should be shut down to motorised traffic all day. There should be bars, food a market etc, in general an open space for people to enjoy the seafront without traffic. Later on you could have the precession.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good idea, add some planes and you got an airshow and carnival for the early evening, a whole day of entertainment. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 0

6:33am Sun 17 Aug 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote:
The carnival is a real wasted opportunity for the town. The whole seafront should be shut down to motorised traffic all day. There should be bars, food a market etc, in general an open space for people to enjoy the seafront without traffic. Later on you could have the precession.
Sounds like a good idea, add some planes and you got an airshow and carnival for the early evening, a whole day of entertainment.
There are other things its possible to do without an airshow.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: The carnival is a real wasted opportunity for the town. The whole seafront should be shut down to motorised traffic all day. There should be bars, food a market etc, in general an open space for people to enjoy the seafront without traffic. Later on you could have the precession.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good idea, add some planes and you got an airshow and carnival for the early evening, a whole day of entertainment.[/p][/quote]There are other things its possible to do without an airshow. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 0

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