Organisers of Monmouth Carnival are looking to bring floats back to next year’s carnival procession.

The committee behind the 2020 parade, which will be taking place on 28th June, are investigating the possibility of a triumphant return of motorised floats which were seen in previous carnivals.The route will maintain the same as this year’s, starting from Priory Street, travelling down Monnow Street and concluding on the Chippenham Playing Fields, where there’ll be another picnic in the park with stalls and stage entertainment.Bringing back the floats is no small task, but the carnival group is keen to attempt it.Carnival floats were previously removed from the procession three years ago due to rising insurance costs and health and safety requirements. While these circumstances haven’t changed, the positive response and enthusiasm from this year’s event has encouraged organisers to reconsider, in the hopes of making 2020’s carnival bigger, brighter and more impressive than ever.One aspect of health and safety which is of particular importance is the required number of stewards on the procession to make sure the floats can move safely from the top of town to the Chippenham green. The carnival group is hoping to find volunteers to fill the roles as carnival day approaches.Monmouth Carnival Voluntary Group secretary, Anthea Dewhurst said: "We’re thrilled with all the positive feedback we’ve received and want to use this momentum to make next year’s carnival even better!"Any people who wanted to help stewarding wouldn’t have to attend any meetings, they’d just need to show up for the parade and walk alongside the procession keeping an eye out for potential hazards and we’ll supply the hi-viz jackets. This could make all the difference."Floats have previously participated in the carnival for decades, featuring all kinds of themes, from royalty to ’over the rainbow’.While according to carnival volunteers, the feedback received on the carnival was enthusiastically positive, it is hoped that this feeling can provide momentum to grow the carnival back to the larger, more prominent event it used to be.With a little public support, next year’s carnival could see the floats return.