Monmouth Carnival is set to return to the Chippenham Playing fields this year.

Preparations are being put in place for this year’s carnival event which will return to the village green after a positive reception last year.

The procession itself will take place at 1pm on Sunday 28th June, start from Priory Street, parade down Monnow Street and around to the Chippenham playing fields - where the winners will be announced along with a stage event, music and stalls.

Last year - as well as the parade - carnival day featured dancing from Monmouth Gymnastics, poetry from Overmonnow Primary School, awards presented by the mayor of Monmouth Richard Roden and music from Bristol Batala, Samba Galez and Olá Samba; much of which is set to return this year.

Organisers have said that as a result of the response, they hope to expand the events happening on the fields. Preparations are being made for the return of floats in the parade, which have been absent for the past few years.

Concerns have also been raised as to how the upcoming roadworks in Agincourt Square - due to begin in March - might impact the parade. If the roadworks are completed on time, the procession will be unaffected, however should the renovations of Agincourt Square become delayed, a new route might have to be taken.

Regardless of the status of Agincourt Square, the Chippenham field events will be going ahead regardless and organisers are booking music sets, dance routines, stalls and vintage vehicles.