Carnival set to 'move to a Friday night in 2015'
winter carnival looks set to be held on a Friday from two years
time, it has emerged this week.
New, Chairman of Burnham Carnival Association, told the group's
AGM that he has applied to Somerset Carnival Association for a
change of day from 2015.
have informed the County Secretary that we are intending to hold
our carnival on the Friday after Bridgwater," he confirmed
Friday carnival would be great for Burnham. It would be better
for young families whose children would not to worry about school
the following morning and it would also be good for visitors to
make a weekend of the event," he said.
added that Weston Carnival, which is currently held on the Friday
after Briddgwater, had moved to the day on a 'three year trial'
and would be rescheduled.
year's carnival will be unaffected by the proposals and takes
place on Monday November 4th. There was controversy last autumn
when Burnham Carnival Association attempted to move its parade
to the Friday evening before Bridgwater, however pressure from
other clubs caused those plans to be axed.
Top, one of last year's carnival floats in Burnham town centre
and, above, the Burnham Carnival committee and supporters at their