THIS year's Chippenham Carnival is up and running after a recruitment campaign for the next carnival queen last Saturday.

Chippenham Connected who work in partnership with the town council held a recruiting event at the Emery Gate Shopping Centre.

Organiser Kathryn Crosweller said they had a good number of entries for carnival royalty with more young children coming forward.

To become part of the carnival royalty party children and teenagers should fill in a form on the carnival website.

The event on Saturday, July 13, has a Lost in Space theme.