TIME is quickly moving towards Ledbury Carnival on August Bank Holiday Monday (29th) plans are finally coming together for a Fun Day for all ages.

With a variety of new attractions in the Town Centre and Bye Street Car Park, as well as the traditional entertainment and stalls, it looks set to be the best Carnival in recent years.

Now is the time to plan your Float and Fancy Dress entries, which can either be entered in advance, or by arriving on the day and completing an entry form.

Entries need to be at Ledbury Rugby Club by 10 am to allow time for judging with the Procession leaving at 12 noon to travel in convoy towards the town centre, arriving between 12.30 and 12.45.

Road Closures will, of course, be necessary to ensure the safety of all involved.

The Parade will leave the Rugby Club at 12 noon and travel towards the Full Pitcher roundabout, before turning into New Street. This section of the route will be subject to a Rolling Roadblock. On reaching the Top Cross, the Parade will turn left on to the High Street and travel through town and on to the Homend.

When it reaches the traffic lights by Tesco, another left turn will be taken leading on to Orchard Lane and travel to Ledbury Primary School where it will park up on the school Car Park.

A full Roadblock will be in force from 8am in the High Street, Homend at the junction with Bank Crescent, and Bye Street ending by the Nursing Home and Hospital.

This will last until 6pm. The remainder of the route will be subject to a Rolling Roadblock.

A park and ride service, provided by Community Voluntary Action, will run from Hazel Meadow (opposite the Rugby Club) for a small charge.

An alternative route into Ledbury will involve following Leadon Way to the Hereford Road Roundabout and turning right towards Ledbury.

The Carnival Association apologise for any disruption this may cause and ask all drivers to drive carefully and with consideration for residents in this area.

This information is available in our newly launched Programme which can be collected FREE from many of Ledbury's retailers.