congratulates Burnham's carnival club after County Cup win
Mayor has congratulated the town's Hillview Carnival Club this
week after they won the County Cup by clinching first place overall.
club, which is celebrating its 40th year, won first place in its
class in Glastonbury, Wells, Burnham, North Petherton and Shepton,
and second-place spots in Bridgwater and Weston - earning them
the most points and thereby clinching the County Cup.
Martin Cox, right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I would
like to congratulate the club on their great success this year."
know the club's members and children work so hard through the
year to ensure they have a fantastic cart and they definitely
deserve this win. They have made our towns proud of them."
colourful jungle-themed entry, called Jungle Fever, received praise
from spectators and judges across Somerset during the two-week
treasurer, Lyn Burland, told Burnham-On-Sea.com the club has enjoyed
a "great season" and is "absolutely delighted"
to have won.
club has had a challenging year after losing its base at Woodberry
Brothers in Highbridge whne it went bust, leaving the club homeless
with nowhere to build.
its team of volunteers rallied behind the club and still managed
to complete the cart in two months from a new base when Terry
Rickards at Burnham Waste allowed the cart to be built on his
land in Highbridge.
Top, Hillview's jungle-themed entry in action at Glastonbury on
Saturday (pic Al Crook) and above in Burnham earlier in the month