March 9, 2006
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival future 'under threat'
future of Burnham-On-Sea's carnival is under serious threat because
of a lack of volunteers, says the man running the popular annual
Chairman Mike Young (pictured below) warned this week that if
more volunteers are not found, the future of the winter carnival
is in jeopardy.
a meeting of the Burnham and Highbridge Carnival Committee on
Wednesday night, he said: "The amount of helpers is becoming
critical. Last autumn the work was carried out by a handful of
people and we were at breaking point."
can't happen again this year. Quite simply, if we don't have enough
people to put out traffic cones, put up barriers, oversee the
route, manage the parking and undertake marshalling, the 2006
carnival won't happen."
need volunteers not just on the night, but each day from the Saturday
night when the floats arrive, through to the Monday night when
the carnival finishes."
a committee, we will have to make some tough decisions later this
year and, at the moment, the future of our carnival looks doubtful."
a question mark over the whole event. If we don't get more help,
we'll have to make some very hard decisions. We
urgently need volunteers to come forward."
get in contact with the Carnival Committee and volunteer help,
readers can call 01278 786666 mentioning that you saw the story