A new queen and princesses are needed for Maldon Carnival.

It will be the 100th procession but the event itself is 109 years old, as it was not held during the war years.

Girls who live in Maldon or Heybridge and will be aged 12 to 18 on August 2 are welcome to apply to join the court.

For an application form, visit or contact Jean Haylock on 07932 151469.

The selection evening will be held on Saturday, April 26.