A COMMUNITY carnival in Deighton has been hailed a great success.
The 11th annual event, which is a culmination of lots of hard work from local people, was held at Deighton Centre on Saturday – with around 5,000 people flocking to get a piece of the action.
Attractions included the carnival procession, music and entertainment, fun fair rides and face painting.
A five-a-side football tournament was also held.
The carnival court set off at 1pm with DJ Bung on the first float getting the crowds going.
The colourful and vibrant procession then took a tour of the Deighton ward taking in Wigan Lane, Bradley Boulevard, Ashbrow Road, Woohouse Hill, Riddings Road and back to Deighton.
Local schools were involved in the event which was officially opened by executive head teacher of North Huddersfield Trust School Andy Williams.
Carnival organiser Howard Belafonte told the Examiner: “We had a fantastic day. It really is a great example of how a community can come together.
“We will now have a few months off and meeting will start in September. Each year the carnival is growing in popularity so it sets the bench mark even higher for the following year.”
He praised those who had volunteered for the event and urged anyone who enjoyed the carnival and wants to get involved to get in touch.
He added: “People don’t realise that planning and organising the carnival is a year-long activity.
“We also have workshops starting in January in schools which run throughout the year.”
Organisations involved in this year’s event include: Deighton and Brackenhall Initiative, Sport England, Fresh Horizon, Cartel Promotions, Kirklees Council and the Prince’s Trust.
Vehicles for the procession were also provided courtesy of S.E Broscombe, Topham Transport and S. Lambert Transport.
To volunteer to be involved in the carnival contact Howard on 07872049413.