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Should the Basingstoke Carnival return?
FOR nearly 60 years, it was a popular feature of local life – and now thousands of people are calling for the return of the Basingstoke Carnival.
Nearly 8,000 people have joined a Facebook group, which has been set up for those who want to see a carnival revival.
The annual event, which featured dozens of floats, came to an end in 1994 – much to the disappointment of its supporters.
But the groundswell of public support, being generated through the Facebook group, has now revived the possibility that the carnival could make a comeback.
See The Gazette for the full story and let us know what you think in the ballot below.