Bad weather changes carnival play

ORGANISERS of the Huddersfield Carnival have decided to relocate this year’s carnival. Instead of holding it at Greenhead Park as planned, Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust and Kirklees Council have decided to hold it in the town centre just as they did last year.

The decision comes following a spell of bad weather which has affected the arena where the main stage and a few stalls would have been sited. Further rain is expected over the next three weeks and as a result the organisers have decided to change the location in advance.

Cabinet Member for Communities and Leisure, Cllr Jean Calvert said: “The carnival was held in the town centre last year and was a huge success, with many town centre businesses reporting better than usual sales.

“The carnival is an extremely popular event attracting local communities and visitors from across the country. The organisers have made a wise decision to relocate now rather than waiting to see if the weather improves and risking having to cancel at the last moment.”

This will be the 28th Huddersfield Carnival which draws inspiration from the Caribbean. The carnival will take place on July 14 from noon till 8pm and will feature many activities, stalls and a wide range of food.

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