November 8, 2015
Carnival carts arrive in Burnham-On-Sea after Bridgwater Carnival

Dozens of carnival carts have arrived in Burnham-On-Sea after finishing the Bridgwater Carnival as the countdown to Monday's Highbrige and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival continues.

The carts began arriving in Burnham on Saturday evening just after 10pm after completing the opening carnival event in Bridgwater.

The colourful carts are on display in Queens Drive and the Frank Foley Parkway throughout today (Sunday) in the lead-up to Monday's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival.

Over 100 entries are taking part in Monday's parade which begins at 7.30pm, and includes more than 50 full-length carts.

Burnham Carnival Chairman Phil New said: "It promises to be a fantastic evening - there are lots of really great entries again this year."

Local interest will be centred on Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club with its Christmas-themed float called 'It's A Cracker', which features a giant Santa and snowman plus scores of festive-themed moving parts.

The route of Monday's parade is unchanged, starting as usual in Love Lane, near the town's Tesco supermarket. The carts will then wend their way along Love Lane, into Manor Road and Victoria Street, before travelling along Burnham High Street and finishing in Marine Drive.

Paul Archer, Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Chief Marshall, said: "This year's carnival carts will line up on Queens Drive (from Tesco roundabout to Stodden's Lane) and on Frank Foley Parkway (in between Ben Travers Way north and south). This closure remains in place for Sunday and Monday," he says.

"On Monday, walking entries will be congregating in a reserved part of Tesco Car Park during the afternoon. Access to the store will remain available."

"The carnival procession will use the normal route, starting at Tesco Roundabout 7.30pm and finishing at Burnham Holiday Village. Most road closures will be put in place at 6.30pm."

"As carts complete the procession route, they will travel from Marine Drive, along Burnham Road, and left into Peperall Road to split apart in Frank Foley Parkway. Carnival carts will then leave Burnham via Queens Drive."

"Unlike last year, Burnham and Highbridge Road will remain open for traffic until you reach the lighthouse pub. Highbridge and the A38 will remain open for traffic until the entirety of the Carnival weekend."


Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2015 - full details and guide to Monday's event


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