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. Organised groups wishing to take part in this event should complete the parade application form (link below).


Below: Photo of map detailing the route the Portchester Gala Parade will take this year.

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

·       The parade application form 
·       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.

Start of parade:
Vehicle floats will form up in the Co-op car park at Portchester in Precinct from 8am and walking groups will meet outside Portchester Community Hub in Portchester Precinct from 9am. The parade will step off at 11.30am and follow a route to the Castle via Castle Street.

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. 

Children on foot (including those who have disembarked from vehicles) will then be directed left through the car park, over the moat and will enter the Castle grounds via the Castle side entrance and go into the arena for judging. Children on floats will enter the castle arena through the west gate (not accessible to pushchairs) and parents should enter the arena through the main entrance. The Parade will end in the arena where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded for each of the categories. 

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 enter 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 Portchester Community Hub 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.

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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