Grindleford Carnival 2018
Sunday 10th June – Saturday 16th June
We hope you agree that this year’s ‘Grindleford-on-Sea’ carnival was another successful event. It was great to see that so many of you got involved from decorating your house to making bunting and partying into the night!
Not only was this year’s carnival week great fun but once again a financial success. This means that we have sufficient funds in the bank for next year’s events. We are also once again in a position to make donations to local worthy causes. Last year Grindleford and Eyam Pre-School and the Playing Field Committee both benefitted from Grindleford Carnival funds.
We will be hosting our AGM on Sunday 3rd December at the Maynard Arms from 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to understand the running of the carnival, share ideas, get involved and discuss how this year’s funds are distributed. We have £1,200 to support village causes. We have published information about the previous two years’ carnival including full financial statements on the www.grindleford.com website.
Next year we are hoping for our best carnival yet and are planning on moving back to our original date, now that the Eroica festival has moved further afield. Sunday 10th June – 16th June 2018 will be next year’s dates.
When Matilda Cooper, Jez Platts and Kate Codd agreed to take the main roles on the new committee in 2015 (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) it was agreed that they would only remain in position for three years, so as not to allow the carnival to become stale. Our third year will be next year, so now is the time for people to come forward to get involved. You do not have to be involved in an organisational capacity, it could just be to share ideas for the coming year’s events.
Equally as important to making the carnival successful is the support of the village. So if you’d just like to come an express an interest without committing to anything in particular, then we urge you to come along to the committee meetings to find out what else you could help with.
Grindleford Carnival AGM Sunday 3rd December 2017.
For any further details please call Matilda Cooper on 639007.