March 31, 2009
Could Burnham-On-Sea carnival be held on a Friday instead?
bosses have this week been considering proposals to change the
day on which Burnham-On-Sea's annual winter carnival is held.
November's Burnham and Highbridge carnival is always held on a
Monday, the night after Burnham's seafront fireworks, but under
plans considered this week, it could be moved to a Friday or Sunday
intention is to reduce the distance that the dozens of carnival
floats have to travel across Somerset.
Under the proposals, Bridgwater's Carnival would change from a
Friday night to a Saturday, while Weston would move from a Monday
to the previous Friday.
from each town carnival, including Burnham, met on Monday evening
(March 30th) when the plans were discussed.
a vote was held and it was decided to keep the events as they
currently are, but leave it open for the matter to be re-considered
at a later date.
and Highbridge Carnival's Event Co-Ordinator, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
meeting was held on Monday when the possiblilty of changing the
carnival dates was considered."
lot of ideas were put forward, but a vote was held and the result
was that the carnivals will all stay on the same nights and order
as they are now, at least for the time being."
understood that several carnival clubs would be happier only having
to travel to the north of Somerset, for the Burnham and Weston
carnivals, once during the winter circuit.
currently have to start in Bridgwater, then travel to North Pertherton
and Burnham, before driving across the county to Shepton, Wells
and Glastonbury, before heading back to North Somerset for the