No May day for Spalding People’s Parade, but October event likely

Spalding People's Parade making its way along the riverside last year. SG240515-159TW
Spalding People's Parade making its way along the riverside last year. SG240515-159TW
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Spalding People’s Parade will not be taking to the streets in May although organisers hope they may be able to stage an event in October.

Launched in 2014, the People’s Parade was intended to plug the gap left by the Spalding Flower Parade.

With stalls, rides and entertainments based at Sir John Gleed School – and a parade of colourful, push-along floats – the parade has proved very popular during its first two years.

People’s Parade trustee Kate Alexander said the event won’t take place in May because of a “combination of factors”.

She said: “In all honesty, in our group there have been some health issues so we have really just decided that everyone should be 100 per cent and not focusing on the People’s Parade when they need to focus on their health.”

Miss Alexander said she hopes to reveal more information about the planned October event by the end of May, but can say now it will not be linked to the Pumpkin Parade and it will be supporting local charities. She said the October event will be free and “very much family focused” and is likely to be based partly indoors and partly outdoors.

At the outset, South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes spoke of his wish for the parade to go from strength to strength.

Speaking at last year’s parade, he said the event represented “the start of a great legacy for Spalding”.

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