Preparations are well underway for the annual Ross-on-Wye Town Carnival which takes place tomorrow (Saturday, August 3rd).

The colourful event has been held on the first Saturday in August every year since 1977, making it the town’s oldest community tradition.

The carnival is organised by a team of local volunteers and the event is supported by many of Ross-on-Wye’s businesses and charities.

Every year the annual procession makes its way around the town’s centre, showing off a magnificent display of floats and fancy dress.

The parade begins at 1pm starting from Ashburton Industrial Estate heading up Cantilupe Road, along Gloucester Road, Broad Street, Station Street, back to Cantilupe Road, Gloucester Road then along High Street and down Edde Cross Street before heading into the Carnival Field on the Ropewalk.

If you are unable to attend the parade this year The Ross Gazette will once again be broadcasting the parade live on our Facebook page. Search @TheRossGazette on Facebook. If you are attending please visit our stall on the Carnival Field where we will be displaying some information from the Ross Gazette Archive Project.

Bus services will be affected from 11am-3pm due to road closures. Services 32, 33, 44 and 34 and 40A will be diverted. There will be a temporary bus stop located opposite The Chase Hotel for all of these services. For full details visit he Stagecoach website here