Volunteers on hand at Luton International Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Over 85 dedicated volunteers from all over Bedfordshire will be on hand to provide first aid support at this years Luton International Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday.

Three treatment centres – at Wardown Park, Moor Park and King Street, as well as members on foot along the carnival route and around the sound stages will be set up for the special event which attracts around 150,000 people. These areas will be manned by 40 first aiders.

'This is the biggest single event in the calendar for Luton Borough Council and members of St John Ambulance are proud to be part of it

Neil Peddie
County Staff Officer

Along with colleagues in East of England Ambulance Service, seven St John Ambulances and an EEAS cycle responder will be provided. Paramedics and nurses will also be on hand for anyone in need of advanced medical care.

Neil Peddie, County Staff Officer (Operational Support) Bedfordshire said: 'This is the biggest single event in the calendar for Luton Borough Council and members of St John Ambulance are proud to be part of it, bringing the skills and experience of comparable events like Notting Hill Carnival in London.

'We are looking forward to a 'peaceful' event, and hope that everyone who comes has a safe and enjoyable day.'