A COMMUNITY carnival is to return after a gap of 35 years.
Lindley Carnival has been revived by the local community group.
It will be held on Saturday July 5 from 1 to 4pm on the Black Bull playing fields between East Street and Briarlyn Avenue.
It aims to celebrate the refurbishment of the community area on the site.
Local councillor Christine Stanfield said over the last four years the area had been transformed into a community area and now included a youth pod, goal posts for five-a-side football, ball wall and picnic tables.
A new children’s playground will be completed this summer.
“The Carnival is a super way to officially open the space as a place for use by the whole community and we are hoping lots of local people attend, and of course for good weather,” she said.
Clr Stanfield has contacted Sue Asher, whose father Wilfred Firth was featured in a recent Examiner nostalgia article.
Mr Firth was a painter and decorator in Lindley during the 40s and 50s and also designed the programmes for the Lindley Carnival.
The carnival will feature an exhibition of his work.
Also planned as part of the carnival is a fancy dress competition by pupils of Lindley Infants School, treasure hunt around the village by junior school students and Lindley Scouts will be having a sleepover on the site and are organising a barbeque on the day.
There will also be miniature pony rides, ice creams, stalls and side shows from various charities and organisations in the village.
Lindley Community Group was started 18 months by Clr Stanfield and includes local schools, churches, activity groups and the police.
It aims to encourage community spirit and promote the social, economic and spiritual well-being of the area.