Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps met with organisers of Welwyn Garden City’s centenary celebrations to see how plans for a carnival were progressing.

The carnival will form one of 14 signature events as part of the 100th anniversary of WGC in 2020, with this event expected to be the largest. A mixture of entertainment activities will be held, and there will be a procession of floats. The carnival will finish in the evening with a family concert in Stanborough Park.

Grant said: “Plans for WGC’s centenary celebrations in 2020 are well underway and it was great to get an update from organisers on how the carnival is shaping up. This will be a fantastic family event with lots of fun activities to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Welwyn Garden City.

“As well as the carnival, there will be many other events taking place around the city so I encourage everyone in WGC to join in with the celebrations!”

Madeleine Clark, Carnival Event Leader, said: “2020 is going to be a wonderful year for everyone who lives and works in Welwyn Garden City. Along with the other events planned for the year, the Carnival will bring together all the community groups from across the town, celebrating our shared history and centenary. The Carnival team are thrilled that Grant has given his support and look forward to working with him whilst we prepare Welwyn Garden City for a wonderful family day out!”