Carnival and family fun day hopes to put Collier Row on the map

PUBLISHED: 08:29 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:29 23 July 2018

Jobe Neaser of the Roger Arnay Circus Company.

Jobe Neaser of the Roger Arnay Circus Company.


A special carnival that was set up to put Collier Row on the map returns this summer.

Aaron Floyd performing at Forest Row Centre.Singer Aaron Floyd performing at Forest Row Centre.

Residents can enjoy a multitude of stalls and activities at this year’s Collier Row Carnival and Family Fun Day which will take place on Sunday, August 5.

There will be crafts, shopping stalls, Go Bonkers Inflatables, zorbs, a dog show, facepainting and a food court and Pimms tent.

Lesley Haylett of the Collier Row Community Group, who organised the event, said: “We wanted to put Collier Row back on the map, and bring everybody back to the area, which is what I think we have done.

“This is our seventh carnival. Every year we try to do something different. So this year we have different activities, like the trampolining girls who do exercise routines with them.”

Classic cars on display.Classic cars on display.

The parade starts at noon outside Chigwell Window Centre in Chase Cross Lane and travels through Collier Row to Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane.

“We have got quite a lot of free activities thanks to our sponsors, the Brookend Construction Company, Harold Wood funeral services and Chigwell Window Centre.”

Residents can also look forward to a special display by The Upminster Camera Club at the Forest Community Centre and the Roger Army circus will be holding some workshops.

Last year between five and six thousand people took to the streets of Collier Row.

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