Excitement is building ahead of next week’s Croxley Revels.

The “world famous Pushball Tournament”, a procession and dozens of stalls, will make up this year’s event on The Green.

Schools, churches, businesses and local organisations will all be taking part in the procession at 1.30pm.

Floats leave The Green, turn down New Road, into Barton Way, join Sherbourne Way, before heading towards The Green along Baldwins Lane.

The Pushball Tournament, where school pupils attempt to push a six-feet-tall beach ball through pre-determined goals, will bring the event to a close.

Barry Grant, one of the event organisers, said: “We’re all looking forward to a fantastic event.

“I have been doing this for 30 years. It hasn’t got any easier from a health and safety point of view.

“I can’t just throw together a huge festival. We have legal responsibilities, but if you are confident you have a team that can implement everything, you can have an excellent time.

“I just hope the temperature will go up a few degrees.

“At this sort of time, we start looking at the long range weather forecasts. It is always sunny when we have one of the things.”

“The Revels is like a throwback to the old village days. It is a mixture of old and new but there is an element of tradition. Everyone loves the thought of a village fayre.”

People will be able to take part in a range of other activities, including a mobile farm, children’s funfair, and a Taekwondo exhibition.

Entrance is free.