over low-hanging trees along Burnham-On-Sea Carnival route
organisers of this year's Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
have expressed concern that low-hanging tree branches along the
route may affect the safety of carts at next Monday's event (November
a week to go until this year's big parade, organisers are in ongoing
talks with Burnham's Tesco store to get the trees trimmed back.
As pictured here, the trees overhang the pavements and side of the
road in Love Lane and Ben Travers Way.
Archer, Vice Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We do our
very best to put on as safe an event as possible, and we do have
some concerns about these low-hanging tree branches."
could make it quite difficult for the larger carts to get safely
around the roundabout without the branches touching the performers
onboard or the carts or their moving parts."
larger carts need a lot of turning room and these trees may slow
down the procession if they are not cut back in time."
added: "It would be very much appreciated if Tesco would cut
back these trees. We have been into the store several times during
recent weeks to discuss the issue and we now have just a few days
left before the carnival."
won't stop the carnival going ahead, but we would like the matter
sorted out to avoid any concerns on the day."
for Burnham's Tesco store told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday that
it is "aware of the issue" and that the store "plans
to get it resolved before carnival night."
year's 71st annual Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival takes
place at 7.30pm on Monday November 6th.
from the Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Committee have met for
the final time before the event, as pictured here.
else is on track for a great event," said carnival treasurer
Jonathan Walter. "All the plans are coming together well."
of colourful illuminated floats will light up the town, with more
than 80 entries in the parade.
seafront fireworks will be held at 6.30pm on Sunday (November 5th).
carnival programmes are on sale, featuring full details of the entries
that will be in the parade. The programme, costing £1.50,
includes a list of the carnival floats taking part, plus road closures,
the route and background information. This year's programme is on
sale at Burnham's tourist information centre, plus GW Hurley newsagents,
the Toycupboard and Gardiner-Whites.