Carnival saved as dozens of new volunteers come forward
future of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's annual carnival appears
to be safe again after dozens of new volunteers came forward on
Wednesday (April 11th) following a desperate appeal for helpers.
than 50 people attended the AGM of the Carnival Association at
Burnham's Ritz Social Club, as pictured here, following a warning
from organisers that the event was in jeopardy due to a 'volunteer
of attention-grabbing leaflets were distributed across the area,
as first reported here,
warning residents that without more support the carnival "would
President Malcolm Borland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is
very encouraging that we had such a good turnout this evening.
The new volunteers will be a huge help for us in running this
explained at the meeting that a "high number of new requirements
have been placed on the carnival this year by a number of authorities
surrounding health and safety, contingency plans, insurance and
Carnival Chairman Phil New added: "We are very pleased with
the turnout and would ask further residents interested in helping
us to get in touch."
to 2012 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival