THE beloved Bewdley Carnival which faced an uncertain future is set to return for the first time in four years.

After being hit by Covid restrictions over the last few years, the event was plunged into further doubt after the carnival committee announced that they would be retiring, after many long years of service.

A campaign began, led by children at Bewdley Primary School, to find local people who would be able to volunteer and help to organise the event for 2023 and as a result, a brand-new committee was formed in January of this year.

The event, which will follow the traditional structure of previous years, will be held on Saturday, June 24.

The parade will start from Hales Park and will head down towards Bewdley Leisure Centre playing fields on Stourport Road where there will be a funfair, local stalls, refreshments, entertainment from local performers and more.

To celebrate the return of the event the committee has decided to remove the entry fee for people wishing to experience the fun on the field.

They are hoping to encourage as many local people as possible to come along and support the event to ensure that the carnival is still running for many years to come.

Bewdley Festival Committee press officer, Amanda Bradley, said: “We cannot wait to bring the Bewdley community back together again for this much-loved event. To see people lining the streets again and supporting the town in the parade will bring back happy memories of carnivals past for so many people.

"It’ll be great to give local children the opportunity to take part and make memories of their own, having been without the event for so long.”

Those interested in getting involved in the event can head can visit where people can find information on becoming a stallholder, register for the parade or enter the shop-window competition.