PREPARATIONS are well under way for the second annual Frankmarsh and Gorwell Lantern and Fancy Dress Parade in Barnstaple. The band-led parade, organised by local police area beat manager WPC Anna Fielding and PCSOs Matt Reed and Steve Huxtable, takes pla

PREPARATIONS are well under way for the second annual Frankmarsh and Gorwell Lantern and Fancy Dress Parade in Barnstaple.The band-led parade, organised by local police area beat manager WPC Anna Fielding and PCSOs Matt Reed and Steve Huxtable, takes place on Friday, January 23.It will leave Gorwell Park at 6.30pm and move through Gorwell and Frankmarsh before finishing at Yeo Valley School for refreshments and judging of the lanterns and fancy dress. "Prizes will be awarded to the most imaginative costume and lantern," said WPC Fielding."Lanterns can be illuminated by any means, as long as they glow."There will be a disco afterwards at Yeo Valley School."For more information, contact Christine Brennan on (01271) 326138 or WPC Fielding at the neighbourhood beat office.