The Carnival is coming!
We have all heard how fantastic the Welwyn Garden City Carnival was when it was regularly held in the town. When the sadly late, but great Andrew Carneige approached me to see if I would be interested in getting involved in the 2020 celebrations, all I kept hearing was that everyone wanted to bring back the Carnival.
The Carnival team was recruited; a crack team of professionals who are used to delivering but more importantly have a great sense of fun, and we have been working quietly in the background planning an amazing day. Rumour has it that the Red Arrows have been contacted too!
So, please wish us luck. More importantly, please ask the sun to shine on the 11th July 2020!
The Carnival team is delighted to announce that the route has been sanctioned by the local council and emergency services. We are now working our way through the various road closure applications and licenses to ensure that everyone - participants and spectators- will be safe. Once we have the thumbs up (hopefully November) the hard work starts!
Meet the Team Creating the Carnival
Madeleine has worked at Hatfield House since moving to WGC in 2001. Prior to that her CV highlights include being a Bluecoat at Pontins, an overseas entertainer in Portugal, through to the very serious world of corporate IT acquisitions in London during the 1990’s. Now managing the estates’ property portfolio, she has built up an incredible useful database of contacts which she is shamelessly exploiting to produce the best Carnival she can deliver
I am proud to be involved with the group in helping to deliver Carnival 2020 in support of our wonderful towns centenary.
I have lived in Welwyn Garden City for over 25 years during which time myself and my three children have enjoyed the local amenities and countryside around Welwyn Garden City.
My children have attended both Applecroft and Stanborough local schools and I myself have been involved in working with and supporting numerous companies in around the town.
My current work involves a lot of analysis (!) and managing projects and information, so I am sure my experience will help me contribute as Treasurer to the successful Carnival organisation and delivery in July 2020!
Having lived in Essex, Kent, Wales, London, Australia, and a cabin on a ship that cruised the world I have been very happy to call Welwyn Garden City my home since 2002. I carefully selected this lovely place to live by putting a pin on the map North of London and spending half a day here to check it out! It felt like a great place to settle and I have never looked back. I live in the Handside area with my wife and two children and we all enjoy everything Welwyn Garden City has to offer so it's a great privilege to be part of the team planning the carnival to celebrate the centenary year. As a professional photographer and designer I bring creativity to the team.