The organisers of Portchester Gala invite you to take part in a Parade which takes place as the opening event to this highly successful and popular community event.


 Saturday 16th June 2018 Parade stepping off at 11.00am from Wicor Primary School. Arrival at Castle estimated 12.30pm. 


New 2018! The Gala parade is starting at Wicor Primary School.  We shall be parading through White Hart Lane and Castle Street, ending at Portchester Castle.

Parade Route 2018

Road Closure

On Saturday 16th June 2018, White Hart Lane and Castle Street shall be closed from 10.30am -12.30pmRoads shall re-open once the parade has gone past.

 Many local children and families have great fun taking part in the parade and it is for their safety that the road is closed. We ask that vehicles are not left parked in on Castle Street and White Hart Lane, for the safety of participants and the crowds. 

We organise the Gala for local people to enjoy! The event is brought together by the goodwill of local people who volunteer to help on the day to make this event for you. We therefore ask for your patience regarding the road closure.  


Information for taking part

Organised groups wishing to take part in this event should complete:

·        The application form which accompanies this invitation by 1st June 2018 

·       A written risk assessment

·       A copy of your public liability insurance

·       Provide approximately 100 words to describe your organisation and the float you are entering (to help the parade judges).

·       Provide two Marshalls with email address and mobile number.

·       Your application will not be accepted without the above.


Start of parade
: Vehicle and walking floats will form up in the Wicor Primary car park from 8am. The parade will step off at 11.00am and
follow a route to the Castle via White Hart Lane and Castle Street. The parade aims to arrive at the Castle by 12.30pm.


Parking for participants: will be available on the field subject to the surface being dry. There will be a limited number of other parking spaces within the school car park and playground. Each float will be allocated two parking spaces in addition to a float. Car registration numbers are required in advance.


Entering the Castle grounds: On arrival at the Castle, the float vehicles (not classic cars or bikes) will park up on the left in the car park area to unload their passengers and will then leave the parking area.  Adults and marching bands plus pushchairs and wheelchairs will enter via the main gate (The Keep) and march to the end of the road inside the castle grounds, past the church and will turn left as indicated into the arena. Cars and bikes also entering via the main gate will be directed onto the right hand field to their display
area. Gala Marshalls will be at the Castle to meet the floats and give directions.


Safety Marshalls: 
Will be required at Wicor Primary School by 10.00am for briefing and will remain on duty until the parade arrives at the Castle. They will be allocated a specific road junction to control from commencement until the parade has passed them, at which point they will be required to join the rear of the parade and make their way to the Castle and return bucket and jacket. Marshalls must provide
mobile number and email so we can send a briefing before the event.  Buckets should be returned to Portchester  Community Association by the PA system.

You can contact us at:
Portchester Community Association, 2 New Parade, West Street, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9UY
Tel: 023 9221 0048 Email: admin@portchesterca.org.uk Web: www.portchestergala.org.uk Facebook: Portchester Community Association

Portchester Community Association CIO - Registered Charity Number 1154548
2 New Parade, West Street, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9UY
Tel: (023) 9221 0048
Email: admin@portchesterca.org.uk

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