Published: April 11, 2012
Bunham Carnival saved as dozens of new volunteers come forward

The 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.

More 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 crisis'.

Thousands of attention-grabbing leaflets were distributed across the area, as first reported here, warning residents that without more support the carnival "would close down".

Carnival President Malcolm Borland told "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 year's carnival."

He 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 other matters."

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."


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