London residents were sent to Sussex to escape the Notting Hill Carnival

SUSSEX has always been a great place to get away from it all and our newest visitors will enjoy a quiet time away from thousands of revelers.

Elderly residents are being sent to Eastbourne to avoid loud crowds during Notting Hill Carnival. North Kensington locals are whisked away to the seaside for a three-day break as Europe’s biggest street festival makes a comeback for the first time since 2019.

Thousands of revelers will return to Notting Hill from today through Monday to celebrate Caribbean culture. The event will take place in Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Grove, Westbourne Park and Kensal Road in London.

Eastbourne Councilwoman Rebecca Whippy said the funding would help make the city an even safer place to live and work

Eastbourne Councilwoman Rebecca Whippy said the funding would help make the town “an even safer place to live and work”.

Around 40 elderly residents living along the Carnival Route are being taken to the Sussex coast for some peace and quiet over the weekend. The short break was organized by charity Age UK and is funded by Kensington and Chelsea Council.

Emma Will, Senior Council Member for Culture, said: “Carnival is a wonderful celebration and we are delighted to welcome it back to our streets, but we also respect that the sound systems and crowds are not for everyone. We are proud to support Age UK in sponsoring this seaside holiday and I hope our residents enjoy the sea air, some fish and chips and an ice cream or two over the bank holiday weekend.”

This is the sixth year that Kensington and Chelsea have partnered with Age UK to give elderly residents the opportunity to get away during Carnival. Mental health charity Hestia is also working with the council to organize alternative events for elderly and vulnerable residents over the bank holiday weekend.

Dancers prepare to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

Dancers prepare to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

The council plays a key role in organizing the iconic event, which first came to London in 1966. In a statement, the authority said: “The Kensington and Chelsea team are made up of officers, wardens and cleaners who are making sure everything comes together safely and efficiently.

“What started as a small parade to fight racial injustice has grown into a wonderfully diverse and electrifying street festival that has made a huge contribution to tourism in the area.”

Kensington and Chelsea have licensed 300 food stalls and 38 live sound systems that will accompany 100 live performances on stage this year. Revelers will also have access to 1,000 compostable toilets and a major street cleanup drive has been set up to collect 300 tonnes of waste. Eastbourne should ensure a much quieter affair.

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