After three years without a carnival due to the pandemic restrictions, villagers in Brassington are happily preparing for a summer comeback event on 22 July.

The Brassington Carnival Committee has been hard at work raising money to stage the event which will include something for everyone including a procession, live music, karaoke and hot food. And their fundraising efforts have been boosted by local employer Longcliffe Quarries Ltd.

The company has donated £500 to cover the costs of insurance and a band to perform at the event, one of the highlights of the social calendar for the village near Matlock.

Fundraising Committee member Kerry Wagstaffe said: “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a carnival and a group of us got together and thought it would be great to get it going again.

“There’s a lot of hard work that goes into organising a carnival and we started planning this year’s event in 2022. We have a great team on the committee who give up a lot of time to plan it and arrange fund-raising. We can’t do this event without help from local businesses and the local community. We are very grateful to Longcliffe who donated £500 towards the public liability insurance and the band who will be playing in the afternoon.”

Longcliffe Managing Director Paul Boustead added: “It was great to hear that the Brassington Carnival was coming back! We are really pleased to be able to support this fun local event and celebrate the Carnival’s return. We look forward to hearing how the plans develop and wish the organisers good luck with the weather on the day!