Thanks to the generous support of local housing association Aster Communities, Andover Carnival on Sunday the 20th July will be even more colourful. With a fabulous procession of between 22 to 26 floats, groups of walkers and musicians open to entries from local business, charities, community groups and individuals, the Carnival also includes a free entry Family Fun Day, currently held in Vigo Recreation Ground Park from 12pm until 9pm, with table top circus as well as the fun fair rides, craft stalls, amusements and live music.

Andover Carnival is delighted to have been awarded £2,000 from Aster Communities’ neighbourhood panels and would like to say thank you for its support. One of Andover’s biggest free annual community events, the Andover Carnival is organised entirely by volunteers. It actually costs over £15,000 to stage and relies heavily on the kind donations and sponsorships of local organisations and businesses.

Aster Communities is committed to supporting the community and helping local people to enjoy where they live – as well as providing affordable homes for local people. Its invaluable support of Andover Carnival will mean that, like Aster, the Carnival will continue to boost the town’s community spirit by providing an event that encourages participation and is open to everyone.