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Youth Parade

This event will take place subject to Covid-19 and following the current government guidelines.

Youth ParadeSunday 19 September

Abbey Green to Barking Park

1.30pm to 6.30pm

The seventh annual youth parade to celebrate the borough’s inspirational young people and the positive contribution they make to Barking and Dagenham.

Events and activities:

  • line the streets and cheer on the parade
  • join the celebratory event at Barking Park
  • music and dance
  • free inflatables and rides
  • family fun and food
  • find out about the groups, clubs and activities for young people in the borough

YP Leaflet_0.pdf

Download and complete the participants and performers application form

Parking

Parking is available at Bobby Moore Way and London Road Multistorey Car Park.

Local parking charges apply.

An official photographer has been commissioned by the council to take photographs and/or film at the Youth Parade. The photographs and films may be published, transmitted or broadcast in LBBD publications and/or publicity materials, and websites, and may be circulated to the press and other broadcast media and internet websites for publication, transmission or broadcast. Should you have any queries, please contact the Events' Team at summeroffestivals@lbbd.gov.uk.

 

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Programme Toggle accordion

Abbey Park

12noon - DJ Omar

12.45pm - Jamie Knight, football freestyler

1pm - DJ and Host

1.15pm - Young Mayor to lead countdown

Barking Park

Stage

Programmed by Studio 3 Arts Groundbreakers

1.45pm - DJ Omar

2pm - Mayor's Speech

2.05pm - Leader's Speech

2.10pm - Medal Ceremony

3.30pm - Future Youth Zone

3.50pm - Jamie Knight, football freestyler

4.10pm - Logann Knight

4.25pm - Big Deal

4.35pm - 7 to Smoke

5.10pm - Tej and dhol drummers

5.30pm - Lit Youth

5.45pm - Idris Miles

6.05pm - Homebros

6.15pm - DJ and Thank You messages

Dance Hall

Programmed by Studio 3 Arts Groundbreakers

2.45pm - Born 2 Perform

3.05pm - Katie Guyton Stage School

3.30pm - Sue Garner School of Dance

3.55pm - Elevation Performance Academy

4.15pm - Dare 2 Dance

4.35pm - Leaping Toads

5pm - Football skills workshop

Attractions

1.30pm - 6.30pm

Dreams Were Made in Barking & Dagenham

Inflatables

Rides

Play Den (under 5s)

Climbing Wall

Strollers

12.30pm - The Giant Seagulls at Abbey Green

3pm and 4.30pm - The Giant Seagulls at Barking Park

*Subject to change

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To ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable day at the event following entry conditions apply:

  • Please adhere to the Covid19 rules (please see below tab)
  • No alcohol brought on site (licensed bar is at the event)
  • No weapons on site
  • No glass on site
  • No unsealed bottled
  • No gazebos and BBQs (folding chairs are permitted)
  • No uncontrolled or dangerous dogs on site
  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times
  • Do not leave pets in vehicles
  • No drones on site
  • No driving on site unless in the permitted hours with a security escort
  • In permitted hours the speed limit is 5mph with hazard light on
  • Please keep children with you at all times
  • Searches may be undertaken

Official event photography and filming will take place and will be used for all marketing and communication purposes. Photo consent forms will be completed for close-up shots of children. Please contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our family friendly festival!

Covid19 Guidance for Visitors Toggle accordion

  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid19 including a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste/smell or if you have contacted by NHS Track and Trace and instructed to self isolate.
  • Do not attend if those in your household are displaying symptoms or isolating.
  • We encourage visitors to take a Covid19 test before attending. All personnel working on site have been asked to demonstrate a negative test.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible and respect others space.
  • Face coverings are available at the sanitising stations and Information Point. We strongly advise those with health conditions to wear them.
  • Please use the QR codes at the sanitising stations.
  • Limit the number of people or households that you come into contact with.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly, sanitising stations are around the site.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Sit side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow.
  • Only touch surfaces where required.
  • Stay outdoors, rather than indoors, where possible. We will be opening up marquees as much as possible to aid ventilation.
  • Dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please return home or seek medical attention if required.
  • We urge caution for the clinically extremely vulnerable attending the events on public health grounds. Please take extra care with social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
  • Toilets and areas of the event will be regularly cleaned.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

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Parking

There is no public car parking on site but parking is available at Bobby Moore Way and London Road Multistorey Car Park, only a short walk away from site.

Local parking charges apply (RINGO) for council car parks.

Blue Badge Holders

This year we have introduced a free Blue Badge Car Park on site on the Abbey Green that can be accessed from Abbey Road. Please display your badge as you arrive.

Public Transport

Barking has great transport connections via Barking station which is only a five minute walk from the venue. The station is serviced by District and Hammersmith & City underground lines, National Rail services via C2C and London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line.

Accessibility

Abbey Green is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths which services the majority of facilities including a good viewing area and toilets including one accessible toilet and one adult changing area.

Facilities

Both sites have toilets, baby change and adult changing areas.

We are working with Mobiloo to provide specialist facility with ramped access, accessible change, toilet and shower and a hoist.

For assistance during the event, please visit the Information Point.

First Aid on site is located near the Information Point.

Families attending are encouraged to visit the Information Point in order to gain a wristband in case children or vulnerable adults become separated from your group.

Local Accommodation

There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation within walking distance.

Travelodge

Ibis

Ibis Budget

camp sites