Road Marshalls

Newport Pagnell Road Marshalls

An integral part of the Carnival weekend, without who the parade would not be able to travel and Newport Pagnell Carnival would not be what it is!

The Carnival parade travels 2.1 miles from Tanners Drive to Riverside Meadow. For many that means 2.1 miles of walking, blowing a trumpet, zumba-ing, bucket shaking and squirting water pistols. Or if you’re Carni Croc, 2.1 miles of being chauffeured in a classic car waving to you all and enjoying the atmosphere…lucky chap!

It also means 34 road junctions, 8 roundabouts, 4 sets of traffic lights and 1 zebra crossing. In other words, our parade would not happen if it wasn’t for 60 wonderful, generous and community giving road marshalls and now we’re on the lookout for our 2020 road marshalling superstars!


“What do I get for being a road marshal?”
You get to look very important, wear a hi-vis jacket (sponsored by Smiths Skips), get an exclusive ‘2020 Carnival Volunteer’ badge, free entry into the field afterwards AND you get the reward of knowing you helped Newport Pagnell Carnival Parade happen!

“What qualifications do I need?”
If you are over 17 and call pull off the hi-vis jacket look? You’re in!

“Do I need to attend hours of training?”
No! All we ask is that you come along to Riverside Meadow in the run up to Carnival (date and time TBC) where you will receive your jacket, a briefing on what to do on the day and an information pack. And you get to meet lots of the committee members!

“How long am I needed?”
You will need to be on your road junction from 11.15am until the Parade has gone past (approximately between 12.30-1pm).

“That sounds great – Why on Earth would I not volunteer?”
That’s what we think. If you’re going to be watching the parade anyway, why not have a front row seat and do it on a junction, wearing a hi-vis jacket and telling the occasional car that they can’t use the above-mentioned road for a little while, but that they can stay and enjoy the parade or turn around. You can give them our definitions of roads and marshals above if you want, but we’d much rather you turned back around and enjoyed the parade. You then get to brag to family and friends that the Carnival Parade would not have left Tanners Drive if it wasn’t for you…and not many people get to say that!

If you would like to volunteer to be one of our 2020 road marshalls please contact us at

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