The Crowthorne Carnival is a community led event comprising a number of activities.  The range of activities are intended to appeal to all ages and provide opportunities for everyone to get involved and have a bit of fun.

The Crowthorne Carnival is managed by a group of unpaid volunteers according to its Constitution.  The objectives of the Carnival are:

a) To foster community spirit by promoting, normally every other year, a Carnival for the enjoyment of residents living within the village of Crowthorne, the general public and local businesses.  

b) To encourage and enable local organisations wishing to participate thereby helping to promote community spirit and cohesion.

c) The Association must be self-supporting financially.  Though it will be necessary to raise funds to enable the Carnival to be run in a satisfactory manner. 

The Carnival takes as its premise that being involved in community activities that are fun and enjoyable increases the community spirit, benefits the relationships between people, and fosters a general sense of ‘belonging’.  This in turn leads to less civic disorder, less crime, and less petty irritating behaviours.  Most importantly it provides a ‘feel good’ factor for belonging to a local community.

The Carnival provides a unifying theme around which people and organisations can organise and undertake activities which themselves help to achieve the objectives of the Carnival.  That is, indirect Carnival activities (such as making costumes, preparing for stalls, learning new songs and dances) are themselves benefits from the Carnival as they arise from the fact of the Carnival itself.  The Carnival Committee develop a programme of activity around a Theme and provide the core delivery infrastructure enabling the community to get involved and direct their activities towards a single common goal.

The Crowthorne Carnival has a long and successful tradition in providing these benefits to the Crowthorne community through:

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