Having had its first meeting of the year the Clacton Carnival Committee is already busy planning this year’s fun-packed Carnival Week which is 11th – 19th August.


They are now looking for a Clacton based Charity or organisation, which needs funds in the region of £2,000 - £3,000 for a project which will directly benefit people locally, to be the Main Charity for the Carnival Procession which is on Saturday 11th August, with the theme of THROUGH THE AGES. 


Last year a cheque for £2,500 was given to the Hospital Hopper Bus Service, as last year’s main charity. In the past few years the Carnival Committee have supported many other local groups with monies from the Procession:- Including Tendring District Scouts, CADOWS, Friends of the West Cliff Theatre, the RNLI and Clacton Maternity Unit, to name but a few.


    For full details of how to be considered for the main charity please write to the Carnival Secretary, Mrs Pat Stannard, 55 Crown Road, Clacton on sea CO15 1AU. Full details of the criteria are also available on the Carnival website: HERE.

All applications need to be in by Monday 19th February.


Carnival 2018 actually gets underway with a Quiz Night, run by local Quizmaster Adrian Robinson, on Friday 23rd 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 0n 23rd March.  To book in for the Quiz please phone 01255 426262 or e-mail:-