Unfortunately, we will not be able to stage the parade this year. The parade is usually one of the real highlights of the whole event so this is very disappointing for us. Normally schoolchildren, sports players, bands, DJs, charities and faith groups are among those taking part in the parade which starts out from Hanwell Community Centre in Westcott Crescent.
This year the Carnival is in the middle of the school summer holidays, so the usual participation from local schools cannot be expected. In addition, although COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the Carnival organisation would be responsible for the safety of any spectators along the parade route. Our prime concern is the safety of everyone involved in or attending any part of the event, so we have decided to minimise the risk just for this year.