warn 'volunteer crisis' at Burnham Carnival threatens its future
carnival organisers have this week begun distributing thousands
of leaflets across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, warning that
the event is 'in crisis' due to a lack of volunteers.
attention-grabbing leaflets, pictured here, state that without
more local support the carnival "will close down".
Phil New told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Highbridge and Burnham
Carnival Association are in desperate need of volunteers to help
run the event this year."
added: "We really need more people to join us because the
police and Highways are asking us to do even more of paperwork
to be able to hold our Carnival, which we are finding hard to
will be distributing the leaflets across the area during the next
two weeks and hope that many people come forward to help us. No
experience is necessary and all we ask is that you have an enthusiasm
for the carnival and a willingness to help out."
Carnival Committee is urging people to attend its annual general
meeting on Wednesday April 11th at 7.30pm in the Ritz Social Club,
Victoria Street, Burnham.
Guide to 2012 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival