VILLAGERS from neighbouring communities come together tomorrow for a revived summer celebration, curtailed due to Covid last year.

The fourth Haswells’ Carnival takes place on the Parish Fields after the enforced cancellation in 2020.

Organised by Haswell Parish Council, it was first staged in 2017 and was just establishing itself on the villages’ calendar when the pandemic intervened.

Councillor Chris Hood said it has become a cherished event for people in both Haswell village and nearby Haswell Plough.

“It’s Covid-safe, all outdoors, with free entry. There will be live music and entertainment all day on the outdoor stage, provided by acts from across the east Durham area, ending with a closing set by DJ Lee Robinson.”

The carnival, entirely funded by the donation of parish councillors’ allowances, runs from 12-noon until 10pm.

It also includes fairground rides, inflatables, food and drink, with a licensed bar, although carnival-goers can take their own refreshments.

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