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Carnival 2018 - our business and volunteer supporters

Participants, businesses and volunteers all played their vital parts in ensuring the 2018 Hertford Carnival was a success, both on the day and for months in advance.  The day would not have happened without our sponsors and supporters, organisers and stewards.

Our Supporters

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Business partners

Various levels of support were sought from local businesses, ranging from being a main sponsor to having a stall to anything else we - or they - could think of!  This support from local businesses was essential in making this community event happen.

We were delighted to have big supporters and old regulars join us again, and also very happy to welcome some new faces.

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Photo; Carnival Day 2018, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.

All businesses involved benefitted from the publicity pre-, during and post- carnival day, and of course the satisfaction of helping the community and two of its charities.

These kind business partners and supporters for 2018 are detailed below.  Thank you! – without your help, Carnival Day 2018 simply could not have happened.


We were very happy to count the following as main sponsors for the 2018 event;


 Hertford Town Council

hertford town council crestThe Town Council have been a key and long-running supporter of the Hertford Carnival.

In 2012 the resurrected carnival had key assistance from HTC's members, and the stalls and entertainment took place in the Castle grounds. In 2013 they were a welcome financial sponsor.

We were already delighted to welcome them back again for 2014 as a financial supporter. Then, at the end of May 14, the carnival faced not being able to run in its then format and at its current venue of Hartham. Hertford Town Council stepped in to help, offering to run the 'Carnival at the Castle' with Rotary. Without this support, Carnival Day would simply not have gone ahead.

In 2015 the HTC helped to plan the Carnival (again with Rotary), and the event again took place at the Castle. In 2016, the HTC again took on this leading role, and again offered the Castle venue. They also gave us a grant of £800. Carnival at the Castle 2017 once again went ahead with their support and with a grant of £410.

And thankfully, they were back again for 2018! - with a grant of £400 and key people on the organising committee.

Details of the council's services are found on their webpage.


Breeze and Wyles solicitors

Breeze & Wyles solicitors have been established since 1914 and now currently have offices in Hertford, Enfield and Bishops Stortford. Their (main) Hertford office is in Old London Road (near the fire station).

They pride themselves on the highest level of customer service, clarity of price and process, and do all they can to put the customer first and to try and remove the fear of having to seek legal advice. Instead of thinking of each case as a file, they remember that each home is a place to live, each divorce a harrowing time etc.

Breeze and wyles logoThey offer a range of services, from conveyancing, to divorce proceedings, to business services. They even have a training academy where anyone can apply to train as a conveyancer!

They have kindly given us a donation of £500; thank you!

Details of their services can be found here, on facebook, or on twitter.


James A Turner Heating and Plumbing

James A Turner are a long-standing heating and plumbing firm based in St Andrews Street. They have a small but friendly domestic team of plumbers and engineers, and they cover all sorts of heating and boiler repairs and replacements. They offer quality work and as part as this, for example, train their apprentices thoroughly before letting them loose! They are also happy to talk the customer through each aspect of a job - both before and when on site - to make sure they are happy.

(The webmaster themselves would be happy to recommend them!).james a turner logo

Details of their services can be found here, or call 01992 583176.

They were a new sponsor for 2018 - with a donation of £500. However James himself is a member of the Rotary Club and has helped steward the event before. The firm also gave us a cash donation to the very first 'new' carnival in 2012!


BG Scaffolding (Big Bob Scaffolding)

This year our essential stage will be erected by a Nazeing firm, BG Scaffolding. They will be doing this for the cost of the labour only. bg scaffolding logo

Providing scaffolding support to North London and above, BG Scaffolding has been around for four decades. They pledge to provide robust, versatile and quick scaffolding, and tell us they will always be cheerful! 

Details of their services can be found here, on facebook/twitter/instagram, or by email.


Network Homes

Details of Network Homes - who now incorporate Riversmead - are found on their webpage. They own and manage over 19,000 homes across Herts, London and the South East. They are developing over 1,000 new homes a year and invest over £1million annually in economic development, and social and environment projects in the communities they are involved in.

network homes logoAs Riversmead, this organisation has been a stalwart supporter from the beginning, backing our resurrected carnival in 2012, donating key money and having a stall in the castle grounds. They continued this support for 2013 through to 2017. We were delighted to welcome them back again for 2018.


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Other supporters

Many thanks to the following businesses or individuals for their invaluable support;

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Individuals who assisted Carnival 2018

There was a variety of ways individuals could support Herford Carnival, including planning, marshalling on the day, spreading the word ... And of course coming along on the day!   

Local people were crucial in making the carnival happen, both as a planned and a spectator event.

The organising committee in 2018 comprised of Hertford Town Council and Hertford Rotary, and also Hertford Inner Wheel and other individuals.


Members of the main Hertford Carnival Committee (HCC) 2018 were;

Due to the large amounts of planning required for a carnival, even a small scale event without a procession, the committee were busy from January 2018 onwards, meeting regularly and progressing numerous actions.

Many extra volunteers - from Hertford Rotary, the Town Council, and others - helped out on Carnival day itself, performing marshalling, bucket collecting, stall set-up, and other roles with aplomb.

Our aim was to arrange a community event which local people could enjoy as both participants and spectators, whilst raising money for local charities.  We think the many months of planning paid off!

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Your town needed you …

And you were there! Thank you so much!

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