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2020/21 Carnival

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By leightoncarnival, Mar 16 2020 10:31AM

At the Selection Disco on 15th March we chose a Senior Carnival Princess and a Carnival Princess.

Poppy Freeman, who attends Brooklands School, was selected as Senior Carnival Princess. Charlotte Cox, a Leighton Middle pupil, is the Carnival Princess.

The judges were Hannah Blades from TACTIC, Matt who is assistant manager of The Lancer and Mark Saccoccio the Town Clerk of Leighton-Linslade Town Council, and the disco was hosted by Andy of Strawberry Fieldz.

The selected girls received flowers, balloons (donated by Perfect Parties) and a goodie bag containing personalise gifts.

If the national situation allows Carnival to go ahead, the Princesses will be on the Royalty float in the Carnival procession. Obviously, we will follow whatever guidance and regulation introduced by the Government regarding the COVID-19 virus.

By leightoncarnival, Feb 4 2020 10:31AM

The Court selected at the disco in March 2019, Senior Princess Maisie, Princesses Maya and Thea, were on the Royalty float in the Carnival Procession and were in the arena for the prize giving. They are pictured here with Julien and Finnoula from Constantines Salon, sponsors of the 2019 Carnival Court.

The Princesses handed out the cheques when the Carnival profits were distributed to over forty groups and organisation. The Carnival Court was invited to take part in the switch-on ceremony for the Town Christmas lights.

At the selection disco, hosted by Strawberry Fieldz, we are looking to select a Carnival Court of three or four youngsters (dependant on entries). They will be in school years 5,6,7 or 8.

Anyone in these age groups can enter if they attend a Leighton-Linslade school or have a parental/guardian address in Leighton Buzzard or Linslade.

To enter, just click on the poster above to download an entry form It is important that it is signed by a parent/guardian.

Each member of the Court chosen on 15th March will be asked to nominate a group or charity who will receive a £50 donation from Leighton-Linslade Carnival at the presentation night in October.

By leightoncarnival, Dec 2 2019 09:00AM

The 2019 Carnival Court were again part of the stage party for the Town Christmas Light switch-on.

Pictured are Senior Princess Maisie, Princessses Thea and Maya with Town Mayor Cllr David Bowater at the Oliver & Hare just before going to Market Square for the switch-on ceremony. Photo courtesy Leighton-Linslade Town Council.

By leightoncarnival, Nov 21 2019 05:41PM

Carnival has, again, taken part in the Tree Festival at All Saints Church.

The Festival is open to the public from10:00 to 17:00 Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November and again from 12:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 24th November.

Please go along an support the Tree Festival, and maybe have a cuppa in the Church coffee shop while you are there.

By leightoncarnival, Oct 18 2019 08:40AM

At the presentation night, Leighton-Linslade Carnival gave cheques amounting to just over £6000 to a total of 43 groups and orgaisations that benefit the people of our community.

The groups to benefit this year are: 1st Bedfordshire Inclusive Girlguiding, 1st Leighton Buzzard Brownies, 1st Leighton Buzzard Guides, 1st Linslade Beavers, 1st Linslade Rainbows, 3rd Linslade Rainbows, 7th Leighton Buzzard Rainbows, 9th Leighton Buzzard Rainbows, Air Cadets, Bassett Rd Surgery PPG, Buzzer Buses, Church of the Good Shepherd, Dogs for Good, Friends of Leighton-Linslade in Bloom, Friends Within – Mencap, Glee Club, Harlequins, Heath and Reach Scout Group, Hospice at Home Volunteers, Epilepsy Society on behalf of Jazzercise, Keech Cottage Hospice, L&D Hospital Radio, Leighton Buzzard Day Centre, Leighton Buzzard Fire Cadets, Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club, Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club, Leighton Linslade Music Centre Trust, Leighton-Linslade Cancer Support Group, Linslade District Guides, Linslade Obedience & Ringcraft Club, Mencap High 5 Club, Mencap Holiday Club, MIND BLMK, Naval Cadets TS Ocean, Parkers Pioneers Explorer Scouts, RNLI (LB Branch), Shooting Stars, Spectrum Community Arts, Swingdance MK, Tenacity Dance, Uki-Toons, Yes We Can (LL Rotary), Zumba Kids.

Thanks are due to the Royal British Legion Club for hosting the presentation night again, as well as all our meetings throught the year and the Court Selection.

2020/21 Carnival

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This year there will be a Carnival procession starting in Mentmore Road and ending in Chartmoor Road, visiting many parts of Linslade and Leighton Buzzard – meeting all Covid-safe rules that may be in force at the time.


The event in Parsons Close Recreation Ground will not be held in 2021 due its closeness to the likely date for Covid restrictions being lifted.


Leighton-Linslade Carnival would like to encourage private individuals to take part in the procession in suitably decorated cars and vans. We would especially welcome vehicles of the early 1960s’ vintage.

Princess Poppy Princess Charlotte
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