Villages prepare for annual carnival

ONE of Suffolk's busiest streets will have a rare break from traffic on Saturday and will instead reverberate with the sound of celebration!

ONE of Suffolk's busiest streets will have a rare break from traffic on Saturday and will instead reverberate with the sound of celebration!

Trimley High Road is used by thousands of vehicles every day, with many of them going to and from the A14 or avoiding the road altogether.

The traffic causes much annoyance for the people who live along the road, as their lives are plagued by noisy fast-moving vehicles day and night.

But on Saturday traffic will be stopped as the twin villages of Trimley St Martin and Trimley St Mary unite for a day of fun when the Trimley Carnival is staged.

Police will stop traffic between the Howlett Way roundabout, which links the villages to the A14 interchange, and the Faulkeners Way roundabout closest to Felixstowe, to allow the procession to make its way through the villages.

Carnival chairman John Sills said the parade would have the theme 'Leisure and Pleasure' and set off from Faulkeners Way at 2pm after the judging of the floats and make its way along High Road to the Trimley Sports and Social Club.

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Mr Sills said: “At this time it would seem that this year's procession should be the largest for many years.

“It will be led by the Deben High School Samba Band and they will be followed by 20 or so attractions.”

He said there would be a host of family attractions at the sports and social club with the field being used for fairground rides, traction engine rides, a barbecue, judo display, a demonstration by the Level2 youth centre dance group, and music from the Deben Samba band and also Allied Force.

There would also be stalls, refreshments and a grand draw.

He was keeping fingers crossed for good weather and hoped villagers would turn out in force to support the day, especially as all proceeds would go to charity and good causes in the village.

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See Monday's Evening Star for a picture special from the carnival

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