The Carnival is coming to town

Mitcham Carnival set for 8 June

Marvellous Mitcham Carnival is set to return once again this summer and promises to be one of the best ever.

The event will take place on 8 June on Three Kings’ Piece and the fun will get underway when the carnival parade leaves Figges Marsh at 12.30pm and makes its way through Mitcham town centre to the carnival site where the floats will be judged by the Mayor of Merton.

To celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, the parade theme is significant events throughout the last 50 years. This could be Beatlemania to the Berlin Wall falling, to Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon to Nelson Mandela being set free.

The carnival itself will carry on all afternoon and feature hundreds of trade and charity stalls, arena events, a football tournament, fairground rides and a special street party featuring bands and entertainers.

On top of all this, schools in Mitcham will be invited to enter a colouring competition and have the chance to win prizes awarded by the Mayor on the big day.

There is also going to be a book of memories compiled and Merton is asking for people to send in a 250-word article describing a significant event they remember in the last half a century and why it is an important memory for them. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries.

Catherine Parry, Mitcham Carnival Secretary, said: “We are planning a special carnival this year and together with the celebratory atmosphere of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, I think it’s going to be a really exciting event.

“We hope as many people as possible, from all of Merton, can take part in the day either as parade entrants, stall holders or visitors and I’m sure there will be something for everyone.”

Anyone who would further information about; any aspect of the parade, the Book of Memories competition or any school/children’s organisation outside of Mitcham that would like an application pack to take part in the colouring competition should contact on 020 8545 4654