Route change for Bridgwater Carnival

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Bridgwater Carnival Committee has tweaked the end of this year's procession route to ease congestion on local roads.

The committee has announced that instead of turning off at the Penel Orlieu roundabout towards Broadway, this year's carnival, on Saturday, November 3, will head along Mount Street up to Castle Moat, where the procession will end.

Up to that point, the route will be the same as in previous years.

The change follows a shake-up of the order of the seven carnivals which form the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Association circuit.

A Bridgwater Carnival Committee spokesman said: “Discussions have taken place between the carnival committee, the three emergency services, Somerset Highways and the Highways Agency and an agreement has been reached on the best plans to minimise the disruption to motorists leaving the town after the carnival procession and to facilitate the safe movement of the carts to Weston-super-Mare, which is next on the carnival circuit on November 9.

“This change of route should benefit both people heading out of the town after watching the carnival celebrations, and the entrants who will need to take their entries to their various parking locations.”

The 1,200 grandstand tickets for this year's procession, which are sponsored by EDF Energy, are now on sale, priced £14 each, by clicking the link by this story, or by phoning Mike Crocker on 01278-451415.

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7:40pm Tue 10 Jul 12

RustyKnight says...

Well that's going to upset a lot of people and where are the grandstands going to be?
Well that's going to upset a lot of people and where are the grandstands going to be? RustyKnight
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12:43pm Wed 11 Jul 12

scally666 says...

a pub cant have its drum & base night but this **** can disrupt the whole area for weeks!!!!
a pub cant have its drum & base night but this **** can disrupt the whole area for weeks!!!! scally666
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6:41pm Wed 11 Jul 12

the voice of common sense says...

Somebody should have told the police, the carnival committee and the council 13 years ago if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Carnival has been nothing but a shambles since it was moved from thursday nights and every change since then has made it worse
Somebody should have told the police, the carnival committee and the council 13 years ago if it ain't broke don't fix it. Carnival has been nothing but a shambles since it was moved from thursday nights and every change since then has made it worse the voice of common sense
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8:50pm Wed 11 Jul 12

chill12 says...

So many years now I've watched from cornhill, watching the big carts struggle to get round the bend - can't wait to watch from mecca this year to see how they combat the mini round-a-bout...good luck with that!
So many years now I've watched from cornhill, watching the big carts struggle to get round the bend - can't wait to watch from mecca this year to see how they combat the mini round-a-bout...good luck with that! chill12
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4:59pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Makes I laugh says...

RustyKnight I guess the Grand Stands will be where they have been for many Years!!

I see the Usual suspects are out Supporting the Towns most Historical Tradition.

Why most of you live in this town (if you actually do) is beyond me, If I was that Unhappy and didn't like anything that went on then I would of moved somewhere much nicer by now!!

Or is it your not actually happy unless your miserable?
RustyKnight I guess the Grand Stands will be where they have been for many Years!! I see the Usual suspects are out Supporting the Towns most Historical Tradition. Why most of you live in this town (if you actually do) is beyond me, If I was that Unhappy and didn't like anything that went on then I would of moved somewhere much nicer by now!! Or is it your not actually happy unless your miserable? Makes I laugh
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8:29pm Sat 14 Jul 12

hevjay says...

chill12 wrote:
So many years now I've watched from cornhill, watching the big carts struggle to get round the bend - can't wait to watch from mecca this year to see how they combat the mini round-a-bout...good luck with that!
I expect they will not go around the roundabout, just turning right instead.
[quote][p][bold]chill12[/bold] wrote: So many years now I've watched from cornhill, watching the big carts struggle to get round the bend - can't wait to watch from mecca this year to see how they combat the mini round-a-bout...good luck with that![/p][/quote]I expect they will not go around the roundabout, just turning right instead. hevjay
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