Patricroft Carnival event cancelled

The Patricroft Carnival has been issued with a prohibition notice and the event must now be cancelled. The event which has being advertised as taking place on 18, 19 and 20 August will now not take place.

Due to concerns around the safety of this event for attendees and following consultation with GMP, Salford City Council has taken the decision to issue the prohibition notice to the event organisers. This decision has been taken due to the potential risk of serious personal injury from the activity of operating a carnival, fairground rides, inflatables and other activities.

The block on this event covers the initial plans to host at Patricroft Recreation Ground, the proposed parade and the proposal to host activities at Patricroft Conservative Club.

None of these elements will now take place.

This decision to block the operation of this event has been taken to protect the safety of local residents and attendees. This is not a council run event and the event organiser did not adhere to the correct process required of all event organisers across the city and did not satisfy Salford City Council that this event would be delivered in a safe manner.

We understand there has been some confusion about the operating of this event, but we hope this now clarifies that the proposed Patricroft Carnival will now not be taking place on 18 to 20 August. We advise any residents who were planning to visit the event site with an expectation of experiencing activities should now not attend.

Councillor Barbara Bentham, lead member for environment, neighbourhoods, sport and leisure, said: “The planned Patricroft Carnival will now not take place on 18-20 August. Permission for this event to take place has now been revoked and the event organisers have been informed.  

"This follows investigations by Salford City Council Health and Safety Officers and colleagues at GMP which brought to light concerns around the safety of this event. This decision has been taken due to a risk of serious personal injury from the activity of operating a carnival which involves fairground rides, inflatables and other activities. 

"Our focus is always the safety and wellbeing of our residents. We welcome fun events to the city which operate in a safe manner and meet recognised industry standards, but those that do not meet these standards pose a risk to residents and it is therefore our duty to block their operation as we have done in this instance.”

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Date published
Wednesday 16 August 2023

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