VERWOOD Carnival will not be going ahead this year due to Covid-19.

The carnival event had been due to run on Monday, May 31.

Instead, organisers are looking ahead to next year and are planning to hold a special carnival to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A statement on the carnival’s Facebook page said: “We are saddened to announce that there will not be a carnival in 2021.

“Restrictions are thankfully starting to lift, but too close to our dates to be able to give you all the full Carnival experience.... but fear not. Verwood Carnival Jubilee week is in full planning for 2022.

“Stallholders, community groups, event organisers we encourage you all to get in touch and be a part of it.”

For more information go to the Verwood Carnival Facebook page or

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