We’re ready to make sure everyone enjoys St Pauls Carnival safely and responsibly this Saturday as it returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The carnival is an integral part of Bristol’s calendar and a family-friendly celebration of the rich, diverse and vibrant communities in the city.
We’ve been working with the new carnival committee and Bristol City Council to deliver an enjoyable, safe carnival for all.
And we’re asking those working, taking part or attending the event to help us make sure everyone has a great time.
We’d encourage everyone attending to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to their nearest police officer or dial 999.
This year, there are a number of official carnival after-parties taking place across the city in specific licensed premises, so people can continue to enjoy the festivities once the carnival finishes at 10pm.
We’d urge people not to congregate on the streets after this time and either head to an official after party or make their way home.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I’m delighted St Paul’s Carnival is returning to the local Bristol community this year and my team and I will be attending the event to join in the fun. The carnival is a fantastic celebration of people, diversity, culture, music, great food and community unity.
“To think that this year the carnival is marking its 50th anniversary is testament to the local community and the love that residents have for the place they live and work. I hope you will take the time to come along and I look forward to seeing you there.
Supt Andy Bennett said: “We’re delighted St Paul’s Carnival is returning this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary and showcase the diversity of our community
“Officers from our representative workforce and the BPA will have stands at the carnival and will be talking to people throughout the day and evening, discussing their work within the force and answering your questions.
“Our main priority is ensuring the safety of all those at the carnival, as well as local residents, and we have well-prepared plans in place.
“With the Met Office predicting a possible heatwave again this weekend, we’d remind people to follow the carnival committee’s advice for everyone to check the weather before they set off for Carnival and bring appropriate items - sun cream, hats, water and light clothing.
Posted on Friday 6th July 2018