PCSO Paula Kirby, Cllr Ian Cruise & PC Wendie Jordan with carnival logo designer Jordan Key

Frankley residents are looking forward to the return of the Frankley Carnival this weekend. Local residents, along with community officers from West Midlands Police, have been working hard towards the event.

The free, activity packed event is being supported by Birmingham City Council, the Longbridge neighbourhood policing team, Frankley Parish Council and local councillors.

There are a wide range of events and activities planned throughout the day, which is being held at Frankley Community High School, Frankley from 11.30am until 4.30pm, this Sunday 28th August.

Highlights include a performance by reggae star Meddy Ranks, a balloon launch and a procession led by the newly crowned carnival prince and princess,  8 year olds Kiri Jenions and Josh Welford.

Attendees will also be able to meet their local police team and take part in a whole host of fun games and activities, including a mechanical rodeo bull, live belly dancing, karate, Zumba, a family picnic and much more.

PC Wendie Jordan from the Longbridge neighbourhood team said: “The carnival has been organised by the community, for the community and is all set to be a fantastic event.

“It is also a great opportunity for families to come along and have an enjoyable day whilst meeting local police, councillors and other partners in their area.”

To really add to the local feel, the carnival’s brand new logo has also been designed by Frankley youngster Jordan Kay from the Kaiten Karate- Do club. His entry was picked as the winner in a logo design competition organised by the Frankley Carnival committee.

Carnival Prince & Princess, Josh & Kiri with Cllr Andy Cartwright

In addition to this, the newly crowned carnival prince and princess will also be at the event. The royal couple for the occasion are local youngsters Kiri Jenions and Josh Welford both aged 8, who were picked after impressing judges at a community disco held back in June.

PCSO Paula Kirby added: “We are very proud to have our very own prince and princess for the day, and coupled with the numerous other events and activities taking place throughout the day I’m sure it will be a carnival fit for royalty.”

You can read more about the carnival on their website

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