Berkshire

Newbury Carnival moves to charitable status

Newbury Carnival Image copyright Newbury carnival
Image caption The Newbury Carnival attracts more than 10,000 people to the town

Organisers of one of Berkshire's biggest annual outdoor events are to form a registered charity to run it.

More than 10,000 people attend the Newbury Carnival each summer.

Chairman Bryan Harper said a move to become a registered charity, with support from the Greenham Common Trust, was necessary as a volunteer-run event was "no longer sustainable".

He added it would also allow "professional support" for this year's carnival scheduled for 5 July.

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