Burnham-On-Sea’s Carnival organisers are gearing up for one of the biggest processions through the town in recent years.
Over 100 entries will be taking part in this year’s big parade on Monday November 9th, including more than 50 full-length carts.
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.
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.
On 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.
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.
Paul 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 and residents.”
Organisers 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.