Carnival countdown gets underway!
countdown is underway to this year's Highbrige and Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival, when dozens of illuminated floats will light up the
town on Monday November 9th.
100 entries will be taking part in this year's big parade which
starts at 7.30pm, including more than 50 full-length carts.
Hillview Carnival Club will be showing its Christmas-themed float
called 'It's A Cracker', featured a giant Santa and snowman plus
scores of festive-themed moving parts.
Archer, Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Chief Marshall, pictured,
says the 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.
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
added: "This 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," he says.
Monday, walking entries will be congregating in a reserved part
of Tesco Car Park during the afternoon. Access to the store will
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."
Carnival Chairman Phil New, added: "It promises to be a fantastic
evening - there are lots of really great entries again this year."
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.
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2015
- full details and guide to Monday's event