of Burnham-On-Sea Carnival prepare for the big day
Burnham-On-Sea's Carnival organisers are gearing up for one of
the biggest processions through the town in recent years.
100 entries will be taking part in this year's big parade on Monday
November 9th, including more than 50 full-length carts.
entries will be lining up from Saturday evening along Queens Drive
and the Frank Foley Parkway, reverting to the same arrangements
in place before last year.
year's carnival carts will line up from 9.00pm on Saturday 7th
November 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.
Monday 9th November, walking entries will be congregating in a
reserved part of Tesco Car Park during the afternoon. Access to
the store will remain available.
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.
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.
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.
Archer, Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Chief Marshall, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are going back to the original route and layout that
we are fully confident with. It's one that works well for visitors
are still keen to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming
a steward on the night and is able to give a few hours of their
time. They can get in contact via social media. The route of the
carnival is unchanged.