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Monday 9th of June 2014
The Easirent Car and Van Hire branch in Preston think it is a great gesture by the local council and hope they do not challenge the proposal.
The 40th anniversary celebration of the Preston Carnival has been granted official use of Moor Park by Preston City Council. The council published its decision to allow the use of Moor Park by carnival organisers but also waiver the usage fee. The carnival takes place on Sunday June 29th and has moved from its original home on Avenham Park.
A statement from the city council read, “The Caribbean Carnival as an event has held a place in the events calendar for Preston for the past 40 years. It is an event of cultural diversity and is well received by the community. Further to a number of issues arising from the Carnival in 2013, the Council and the Police have provided structured and supportive feedback about the safety and planning of the event. The Council and Constabulary have throughout the process proffered advice and assistance and sought assurances about the event, particularly concerning issues around ensuring public safety and reasserting the family ethos behind the event.”
With the £325 cost of hiring Moor Park for the day being waived by the council, there is an agreement that the Carnival are responsible for the cost of clearing up after the procession and carnival on the park. The council could still call in the decision to scrutinise the offer, but it must be done by 11th June or the decision stands.