The Clacton Carnival Committee is already busy planning this year’s fun-packed Carnival Week which is 13th – 19th August.


We are now looking for a Clacton based Charity or organisation, which needs funds in the region of £3,000 for a project which will directly benefit people locally, to be the Main Charity for the Carnival Procession which is on Saturday 13th August, with the theme yet to be chosen. 


Last year a cheque for £2,500 was given to the St Helena Hospice Tendring Day Centre in Clacton towards the refurbishment of the ‘Carnival Room’. In the past few years the Carnival Committee have supported many other local groups with monies from the Procession:- Tendring District Scouts, CADOWS, Friends of the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton Maternity Unit, to name but a few.


    For full details of how to be considered for the main charity please write to the Mrs Nicola Freeman, Carnival Press Officer, 2 Albany Gardens, Clacton on sea, CO15 6HW or phone Clacton 426262. Full details of the criteria are also available on the Carnival website: HERE.  All applications need to be in by Friday 19th February.


Carnival 2016 actually gets underway with a Quiz Night, run by local Quizmaster Adrian Robinson, on Friday 26th February at St James’ Church Hall, Clacton to raise funds for the dresses for this year’s new Carnival Queen and her Princesses who will be chosen in March.  To book in for the Quiz please phone 01255 426262 or e-mail:-