With the sun shining gloriously, the stage was set for another fun filled family day at Pelsall Carnival last Saturday. It’s an event I always enjoy and this year was no exception.


The Commons and the roads of Pelsall were once again lined by thousands of well-wishers to watch the parade pass through the village. It was the Royal Wedding themed float from St Michaels School though which really caught my eye – it looked absolutely magnificent, with a giant Wedding Cake, an amazing Coach for the Bride, and lots of happy faces and waving hands.


Carnival day is a great opportunity to meet with so many people from across Pelsall and further afield, to chat with some of our local organisations, community groups and charities, such as neighbourhood watch Rushall, Shelfield, Pelsall and Brownhills, St Giles’, Walsall Soroptimists and the friends of Pelsall Common and have a go on the many tombolas and activities.



Earlier in the year I was delighted to have been invited by the Pelsall Carnival Committee to be a part of the judging panel for the Carnival Queen and Royalty, and so on Saturday it was an honour to be asked to Crown this year’s Carnival Queen Alysia Dyke, and the Carnival Princesses, Rosebuds and Page. Congratulations to you all. My afternoon ended with an ice cream, whilst watching some of the impressive dancing and musical displays and a demonstration from the Aldridge Fire Cadets.

Well done to the 2018 Pelsall Carnival Committee and everyone involved for once again organising this magnificent event.