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Grab your boots - it's carnival time - 22.06.09

Green is the theme for the annual Hackbridge Carnival which returns to the streets of the suburb on Saturday 27 June.

The borough's most sustainable street celebration features a walking parade between Culvers House and Hackbridge Primary Schools between 12noon and 1.30pm. There will be a vibrant display of music, dance and costume as pupils and community groups come together to celebrate the past, present and future of Hackbridge.

As well as the parade Hackbridge Primary is holding a fete from 12noon to 4pm with music, activities and refreshments for all ages.

Sutton Council has chosen the Hackbridge Suburb as the pilot area for One Planet Living, an initiative to help residents and businesses live and work within their fair share of the earth's resources.

The council-funded carnival is a great for way for local groups and people to come together, celebrate and find out more about the plans.

Cllr Colin Hall, Executive Member for Environment on Sutton Council, said:

"Carnival is now one of the real highlights on the Hackbridge calendar and a fun day out for everybody.

"There's a strong community spirit here and also a real awareness among local people about climate change and what we can do to reduce our impact on the environment.

"It's great that sustainability is at the heart of the carnival and I hope local people come out in force to enjoy themselves and find out more about doing their bit for the environment.

"I also urge revellers to leave their cars at home and catch the bus or train to Hackbridge to join in the fun."

Last updated: Monday, 22 June 2009

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