The bunting is up and ready for the 2019 Llanidloes Carnival.

This weekend’s summer extravaganza will have a special message of raising awareness about saving the seas. Everything on this year’s Carnival Queen float will be made of recycled materials.

Organisers hope to beat the current record of 13 floats and said Saturday’s carnival will be a “busy, fun-packed, memorable day that we have all grown up with and love.”

This year’s Carnival Queen is 14-year-old Llanidloes High School pupil and keen footballer Georgia Maisie Phillips. She says that she is “very excited and privileged”.

Georgia will be attended by Amber Lloyd and Phoebe Glover as her ladies in waiting, and Lucy Hurst, Grace Davies, Lucy Beamond and Scarlet Murray as the maids of honour. The page boys will be Ryan Short and Connor and the flowergirls are Lexis Hawkins, Katie Beamond and Annie Darby.

Festivities begin from noon at the Kennel Field where floats and fancy dress-goers will be judged at 12.30pm. Then from 1.15pm, the parade will head down to Victoria Park, Llanidloes Town Football Club’s home ground, where there will be lots of attractions.