Over 5,000 people came to Mitcham Carnival at the weekend to join in the fun of the fair.
As well as a fun fair, there were over 60 stall holders selling everything from food to plants, nail art and toys. Many said that they sold out. Members from the Army Reserves, Fire Brigade and Sea Cadets were also out in force and had stands on the day. Live music played out from the Culture Blast stage and there were sports activities for young people at the Sports Blast area.
Highlights of the Carnival were the wrestling and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Gabz.
Merton Council cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Nick Draper said: “Every year the carnival gets better and better. There was a fantastic atmosphere this year and it was great to see hundreds of people flocking around the wrestling ring and the stage to see the superb entertainment. The crowd response was amazing and many people came up to me saying what a good time they were having.
“The Carnival Committee does a fantastic job of planning and putting on the event every year with minimal resources available and at a time when other London boroughs have stopped putting on free-to-attend events. We still manage to find quality entertainment acts and provide a good day out for local residents.”