Picture galleries: Thousands turn out to watch the amazing Saffron Walden Carnival procession

15:38 05 July 2014

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

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Today was the Saffron Walden Carnival’s main day... and what a day it was.

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

Thousands turned out to line the streets, as over 80 floats took part in three-mile procession around the town.

Local charities, clubs, organisations and local businesses got involved in what is one of the largest non-funded processions in the UK.

Here we have a selection of photos taken by us on the day – to see more pick up a copy of the Saffron Walden Reporter this Thursday.

• For more carnival details, including events, visit 8dayweekend.co.uk.

Yesterday, 13:31
Waitrose.

Up to 70 jobs will be created when Waitrose completes a multi-million pound refurbishment of its Saffron Walden store, the supermarket giant has said.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Year Three and Four teacher Tom Wade leads by example as RA Butler pupils raise money to fund a school toilet block with toilettwinning.org, as well as fundraising for Water Aid to fund a clean water pump.

RA Butler Academy was flush with ideas when it came to raising money on World Toilet Day last Wednesday.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Saffron Walden Police Station has been closed this week, following reports of a

Saffron Walden police station was abandoned this week after a rat was seen at the town centre headquarters.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Cllr Alastair Walters (right) fills sandbags for Felsted resident Reg Bentall, parish clerk Diane Smith and Uttlesford District Council’s Emergency Planning Officer Lisa Lipscombe.

Stocks of sandbags have been put in place around Uttlesford as part of a project aimed at giving residents a helping hand this winter.

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