Notting Hill Carnival might charge for entry for the first time ever, it emerged today.
The August Bank Holiday Monday event, which has taken place every year since 1966, is one of the largest street festivals in the world and attracts around 1million people annually. In that time, it has never charged for entry, but that might soon change.
Victoria Borwick, Conservative MP for Kensington, will ask local households in the New Year whether they would support an entry fee and increased security following a record 407 arrests at this year’s event. Notting Hill residents will also be asked if they would be in favour of moving the event from Monday to… Read the full story