Published: November 8, 2011
Illegally parked cars delayed the start of Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

The start of Monday night's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival was delayed by 10 minutes after two illegally parked vehicles blocked the route of the procession and had to be towed away.

The two cars were left in Victoria Street, as pictured here, and the owners wandered off to watch the big procession.

Police were called and a recovery truck was used to tow them away, allowing the parade to begin at 7.40pm instead of the advertised 7.30pm.

"The cars were parked in an area marked by police cones. The drivers were given ample time to move their vehicles before the start," carnival marshall, Dave Burrows, told

"Unfortunately neither driver was located, therefore the police authorised the vehicles be towed away by recovery units. This held up the start of the procession for several minutes."

Pictured: The two cars blocking the carnival route being towed away by a recovery truck


Results from the Carnival
Photos from the Carnival
Video from the Carnival
Police report no crime at Carnival
Collision holds up parade for 20 minutes


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here