Rossendale Free Press - - Rossendale People -

BARRY Hyde, a mem­ber of the Pro­mot­ing Rossendale Part­ner­ship Board, takes a look at Bacup and Stack­steads Car­ni­val.

THE Bacup and Stack­steads Car­ni­val is or­gan­ised solely by the Bacup And Stack­steads Car­ni­val Or­gan­i­sa­tion (BASCO), a small group of vol­un­teers who give up hours of their own time to ar­range the event.

They fundraise through a num­ber of events, in­clud­ing quiz nights and col­lec­tions, ap­ply for grants and or­gan­ise and man­age the event on the day.

In 2004, the car­ni­val in its orig­i­nal for­mat ceased.

In 2008 a group got to­gether through Face­book and pledged to ‘Bring Back Bacup Car­ni­val’.

In June 2010, af­ter 18 months of fundrais­ing, the first re­launched car­ni­val took place and the tra­di­tional fair was put back in the Stub­bylee and Moor­lands parks in Bacup, where it had al­ways been based.

The re­launch of the car­ni­val was a huge suc­cess and has con­tin­ued to grow ever since de­spite Bacup’s un­pre­dictable mi­cro­cli­mate. The Bacup and Stack­steads Car­ni­val will be back again in Stub­bylee and Moor­lands Park on Sunday, June 24.

The car­ni­val tra­di­tion­ally starts with a pa­rade of floats, dancers, lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and mu­sic which starts from Broad­clough Mill, Burn­ley Road, in Bacup at 11am.

The pa­rade will travel through Bacup cen­tre and on to the parks where there will be live mu­sic, danc­ing, fun and stalls un­til around 4pm.

This event is very much staged by the com­mu­nity, for the com­mu­nity and cel­e­brat­ing the tra­di­tions of Bacup.

The or­gan­is­ers are al­ways look­ing for vol­un­teers to raise much-needed funds and help or­gan­ise and man­age the event. Can you help? Could you vol­un­teer to help fundraise?

Could you help on the day to en­sure the event runs smoothly?

If so, please email the or­gan­is­ers at info@basco.

●● Bacup and Stack­steads Car­ni­val 2017

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