Road Marshalls

Newport Pagnell Road Marshalls

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!

During the parade, we pass by 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 the 60 wonderful, generous and community spirited road marshalls.  We are now looking for our 2022 road marshalling superstars.

If you would like to volunteer around an hour of your time on Saturday 2nd July, please drop an email to: volunteers@newportpagnellcarnival.com 

 

FAQs

“What do I get for being a road marshal?”
You get to look very important, wear a hi-vis jacket, get an exclusive ‘2022 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 perfect!

“Do I need to attend hours of training?”
No, all we ask is that you come along to Riverside Meadow for approximately an hour in the run up to Carnival (date and time TBC).  Here you will receive your jacket, a briefing on what to do on the day and an information pack. You also get to meet the other road marshalls and 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 you (approximately between 12.30-1.30pm).

“That sounds great – Why on Earth would I not volunteer?”
If you are 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 then get to brag to family and friends that the Carnival Parade would not have taken place if it wasn’t for you.

If you would like to volunteer to be one of our 2022 road marshalls please contact us at: volunteers@newportpagnellcarnival.com

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