Hats off to parade

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BletchleyCarnival'Bletchley Carnival Parade'''MPMC WK23 M11

THOUSANDS lined the streets for one of the most popular events in the calendar last weekend.

The West Bletchley Carnival attracted people from all over Milton Keynes to take part and enjoy the festivities and to donate to Bletchley community Hospital - this year’s chosen charity.

The theme for this year’s carnival, the biggest in Milton Keynes, was children’s books, with people dressing up as their favourite characters.

MP Iain Stewart was one of the judges at this year’s carnival parade and said he was impressed with all the entrants.

He said: “All the participants gave a colourful display that made the event enjoyable.

“But I would especially want to congratulate the teachers, pupils and parents of Chestnuts Primary for their beautiful float. All their hardwork and effort paid off with this award.

“Their entry into the carnival received top marks from all the judges,” he added.

Gennaro Corrado, Culture and Events Officer for West Bletchley Council said: “Year after year we seem to build on the success of previous efforts and 2011 is no exception, the schools, volunteers and everyone involved should be very proud of the efforts that they put in.

“I think next year will be a special event, so best get your diaries ready.”