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Community Carnival a Mark of Success for Local Volunteers

BSTC - 27th August 2014

Over the August Bank Holiday Weekend the Jubilee Centre played host to the Bradley Stoke Carnival, an event still in its infancy; currently only in its second year. The event marks a resounding success for the promotion of local community volunteers where an independent Carnival Committee were able to obtain grant funding from Bradley Stoke Town Council, South Gloucestershire Council and some funding from private organisations to support their event.

The Carnival forms part of the three main community events in Bradley Stoke, created to showcase the Town and to promote a healthy community spirit. The other two events being the Community Festival; held in June, and the Fireworks; held in November.

The Mayor Cllr John Ashe said, "It is brilliant to see yet another successful community event in our Town, giving people the opportunity to positively socialise with their friends and neighbours. I would like the thank the Carnival Committee for their hard work in organising this event and demonstrating to us all that the community spirit is alive and well in Bradley Stoke. It was also an honour to be asked by the Carnival Committee to present two awards to those who took part in the carnival procession itself, the recipients being the Chinese Association and the Rainbows.

"I would also like to take the opportunity to thank those who kindly donated to the Mayor’s Charitable Fund, where all proceeds will be handed to the Poppy Appeal (The Royal British Legion), and the Great Western Air Ambulance each receiving 50% of the fund.

"I hope that all who attended enjoyed it and were not too disappointed when the balloons could not lift off due to weather conditions on the Bank Holiday Monday and the evenings of the Saturday and Sunday. I look forward to seeing you all at the free Fireworks event in November, where we will be collecting once again for the Mayor’s Charitable Fund."

Early Morning Balloon Assent on Sunday 24th August 2014

Early Morning Balloon Assent on Sunday 24th August 2014 – Photo: Cllr John Ashe

Early Morning Balloon Assent on Sunday 24th August 2014

Early Morning Balloon Assent on Sunday 24th August 2014 – Photo: Cllr John Ashe

Early Morning Balloon Assent on Sunday 24th August 2014

Early Morning Balloon Assent on Sunday 24th August 2014 – Photo: Cllr John Ashe

Aerial Photograph from a Balloon of the M4 'Smart Motorway' on Sunday 24th August 2014

Aerial Photograph from a Balloon of the M4 ‘Smart Motorway’
on Sunday 24th August 2014 – Photo: Eddie & Jamie Ashe

Cllr Matthew Riddle, Cllr John Ashe and Cllr Brian Hopkinson on Saturday 23rd August 2014

Cllr Matthew Riddle (Vice-Chair South Gloucestershire Council),
Cllr John Ashe (Mayor of Bradley Stoke and South Gloucestershire Councillor)
and Cllr Brian Hopkinson (Bradley Stoke Town Councillor and South Gloucestershire
Councillor) on Saturday 23rd August 2014 - Photo: Cllr Ben Randles

Bradley Stoke Mayor Cllr John Ashe presents the Chinese Association with their award on Saturday 23rd August 2014

Bradley Stoke Mayor Cllr John Ashe presents the Chinese Association
with their award on Saturday 23rd August 2014 - Photo: Cllr Ben Randles

Bradley Stoke Mayor Cllr John Ashe presents the Rainbows with their award on Saturday 23rd August 2014

Bradley Stoke Mayor Cllr John Ashe presents the Rainbows with their
award on Saturday 23rd August 2014 - Photo: Cllr Ben Randles

Cllr Matthew Riddle & Cllr Andy Ward (Bradley Stoke Town Councillor) Saturday 23rd August 2014

Cllr Matthew Riddle & Cllr Andy Ward (Bradley Stoke Town Councillor)
Saturday 23rd August 2014 - Photo: Cllr Ben Randles

Cllr John Ashe and Cllr Rodger Avenin with the Poppy Appeal on Saturday 23rd August 2014

Cllr John Ashe and Cllr Rodger Avenin (Vice-Chair of Bradley Stoke Town
Council) with the Poppy Appeal (The Royal British Legion) on Saturday
23rd August 2014 - Photo: Cllr Ben Randles