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It's carnival time
SALISBURY’S streets will be full of music, light and fun tomorrow evening as the city’s illuminated carnival takes place.
The city council is putting the finishing touches to its plans for the event, which will see a host of floats, bands and walking entries parading through the city.
This includes preparing the hundreds of collection buckets where spectators will be able to throw their pennies to support this year’s mayoral appeal, the Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund.
The fund was set up by the Wiltshire Community Foundation to support less well known and smaller charities in the city. Any organisation that helps local people can apply for funding, and charities including disability group Salisbury Lifestyles, Wessex Stoma Society, Cruse Bereavement and St Michael’s Tuesday Club have benefitted.
The fund can also support lunch clubs, day centres, youth projects and sports clubs. The carnival fun begins at 7pm with a performance by the 40-strong band Gugge 2000 in the Market Place.
At 7.30pm the procession will start winding its way along Castle Street, the Market Place, New Canal and Fisherton Street.
Motorists are being warned that city centre roads will be shut during the carnival and Central Car Park will be very busy, with access only from the A36.
There are also changes to bus services.
Visit salisburycarnival.co.uk for further details.