MALDON Carnival is celebrating after securing more than £5,000 in funding to bring back the traditional procession.

It has been awarded £5,750 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

These funds will be used to put on the traditional carnival procession after a three-year gap.

It will pay for the main bulk of the procession and Maldon Carnival can then use its other sources for additional entertainment to bring the fun event back to the community.

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The procession features floats and performers and will take place from it's usual starting point in the town centre on Saturday, August 6 from 2.15pm.

Robert Slight, chairman of Maldon Carnival, said: "Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can bring back the procession after a three-year gap without the constant worry of funding.

"This year's theme is the Queens Jubilee and we are really looking forward to celebrating the event with the community and supporters who line the streets for us.

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"It is a day of pure fun for everyone, many people have fond memories of their local carnival and unfortunately these events are in decline, even more so after the past two years.

"This will make a big difference to people's lives."

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