PEMBROKE Dock’s annual Winter Festival may not be able to go ahead in future years, or even this year, if volunteer stewards are not found, members of the town council were warned at their November meeting.

The town council is desperately looking for stewards for the December 9 event, which takes place between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

The Annual Winter Festival Lantern Parade needs volunteers to assist with stewarding on the parade, if they do not have sufficient amount of volunteers to help the parade will be cancelled.

At the November meeting, Councillor Sue Perkins, a member of the Festival Committee, said: “We always have problems with stewards but it’s going to be 10 times worse this year. If we don’t sort out the stewards we won’t be able to do it again.”

Cllr Perkins’ sentiment were echoed by Town Clerk Sarah Scourfield, who said: “We are desperate, desperate.”

Cllr Perkins added: “If we don’t get anybody we may have to cancel it; this is a cry for help this time; that will be such a shame, children love it.”

Last year’s annual winter festival proved a great success once again, with hundreds attending the colourful spectacle.

The festival, complete with a colourful lantern parade, left the town’s youth centre in Bush Street, led by the Silver Band.

The parade through the town’s main streets, was followed by a spectacular fireworks display at the Western Way car park.

In the run-up to the parade, youngsters had been creating the colourful lanterns in special workshops held at the youth centre.

If you are able to help out stewarding the 2016, event please get in contact with the town council on 01646 684 410, or see the council’s Facebook page for further details.