DOZENS of New Forest residents lined the streets to watch the annual Sway Carnival.

Onlookers enjoyed the baking sunshine on Saturday evening as they watched the Sway Village Carnival march down Station Road.

This years theme was Under the Sea and saw a number of schools and community groups from the local area dressed as nautical characters and ocean creatures.

Most groups decided to tackle the recent global campaign on tacking the amount of plastic waste in our seas, each group collecting donations in buckets to go back into the local community.

The carnival was led by a fire engine which was followed by a marching band.