RAMBLERS Carnival Club has responsed to claims that issues with the lighting led to members needing medical attention. 

Paul Webber, club secretary of the all-male club, said that adverse weather conditions caused damage to some of the lighting on the cart. 

Some people claimed that members attended A&E due to issues with their eyes.

He said: "Ramblers Carnival Club would like to acknowledge that during    the Bridgwater Carnival Procession on Saturday November 4, there    were some technical issues, due to adverse weather conditions,    causing damage to some lighting. 

"These tecnical issues, once identified, were immediately rectificed and alternative techonology is now in use. 

"These issues did cause some minor, short-term effects to the cart personnel, but we are happy to confirm that there are no continuing problems.

"We would like to thank all those involved with carnival for their concerns and support and wish you all luck in the remaining processions. 

"The club would now like to consider the matter closed and will not be answering any further questions."