organisers issue plea for more safety marshals
just a few weeks to go before this year's Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival, the event's organisers have issued an urgent plea for
more volunteer marshals to come forward.
To meet stringent safety regulations, the annual spectacle on
Monday November 7th requires at least 80 marshals in place along
The Carnival Committee has written to clubs and groups across
the Burnham area to appeal for more volunteers, but has had a
disappointing response with no offers of help.
spokesman Jamie Hawke told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This year's
carnival will see dozens of floats pass through the streets of
Burnham-On-Sea and it will once again attract many thousands of
spectators along the route. To be safely run, we require over
the help of volunteer marshals, we could not hold the event."
Jamie added: "To be a marshal, volunteers need to be free
to help between 6pm and 11pm on Monday November 7th. We will tell
them exactly what to do and where to go and provide high visibility
"In return, you'll be a part of the team that runs this
amazing event, and will be helping local groups and charities
receive much-needed funds."
To volunteer, contact Jamie on 07812 095 706 or 01278 781279.