MORE CONTROL FOR MAS BANDS & Masqueraders

MORE CONTROL FOR MAS BANDS & Masqueraders

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15 September 2022
Signatures: 38Next Goal: 50
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Started by Jorell Cave

To the attention of the Carnival Commitee and other organisational parties:

Over the years the infamous Nottinghill Carnival has seen a huge growth in popularity to spectate and to take part. With that, the control of the crowds for the bands and masquerades are now chaotic.

It’s highly unfair for those that have put in the HARDEST of work and for those who have paid money to take part to have their joy taken away whilst trying to relive their culture.

This culture means everything to most masquerades. Carnival is an expression, a celebration, a time to represent heritages and most importantly the breakaway of freedom. 

Unfortunately there is a huge lack of FREEDOM for us masquerades where we are bound by the crowds that try to push through Mas bands and walk freely. Some spectators also become confrontational as they also feel trapped and claustrophobic. Without fail it gets to a point where security can’t even cope!

Judging point in particular which is the pinnacle of carnival was an absolute shambles. Crowds pushing and arguing to cross the stage which is strictly for masqueraders only.

For each year that has past it seems to be getting worst and the comeback after 2 years of cancellations due to Covid has made a bigger comeback with the crowds thicker than ever before.

Something needs to change. I for one as a Masquerader need to see a change and many are in agreement. 

To resolve this matter, more barriers and control from police need to be in place as security manning the bands is not close to enough. Mainly Westbourne Park area for the judging point ahead. 

Please share and please sign let’s save our heritage let’s save our home in which we call Nottinghill Carnival 

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Signatures: 38Next Goal: 50
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