Bridgwater Carnival gets first TV advert

Vagabonds CC cart from last year's carnival (2011) will feature in the new TV advert

Vagabonds CC cart from last year's carnival (2011) will feature in the new TV advert

First published in Bridgwater Area News Bridgwater Mercury: Photograph of the Author by

A TV advert promoting Bridgwater Carnival will be aired this month to draw more crowds to the event.

Organisers secured funding from Arts Council England for the carnival’s first ever advert, to be aired on screens from Gloucestershire to Plymouth on October 24.

Voiced by Chris Hocking, director and trustee of Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, the advert will show clips of carts by Gremlins CC, Marketeers CC and Vagabonds CC from last year’s carnival, along with squibbing footage.

Dave Stokes, spokesman for Bridgwater Carnival, told the Mercury: “It’s the first time we’ve done it and we’re hoping it will encourage people who have not heard about the carnival to come and see it this year.

“We’ve been doing a lot of work with children and schools, so the Arts Council looked on us with favour this year and agreed to give us a publicity grant.”

The committee has also been working hard to expand its marketing strategy using Twitter and Facebook and has distributed 48,000 leaflets.

Bridgwater Mayor Graham Granter said: “I think it’s great we are advertising the carnival on national television.

“We have found people coming to watch it often don’t know much about it and this way it can be advertised to a wider audience.”

The carnival committee’s work with children was vital in securing the opportunity and this year there will be three children’s parades through the town centre.

Children have also been helping to decorate squibs and there will be a literacy competition for young people to take part in during the daytime entertainment.

Dave added: “We’ve also had a competition for children and young people to build their own carnival carts.

“We hope by getting schools involved we can secure the future of this fantastic event and maintain the carnival tradition.”

The 10 second advert will make its debut appearance on ITV on Wednesday, October 24, at 9.55am during a break in the Jeremy Kyle show.

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1:46pm Fri 12 Oct 12

swjoduk says...

Great, it will be even harder to get a decent place to stand with even more spectators!

However as long as people dig deep into their pockets for charity then unltimately this is all that matters.
Great, it will be even harder to get a decent place to stand with even more spectators! However as long as people dig deep into their pockets for charity then unltimately this is all that matters. swjoduk
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6:55pm Fri 12 Oct 12

frags27 says...

I think the last paragraph is really funny I mean the advert airs for 10 seconds on a weekday at 9:55am during a break in the Jeremy Kyle show! Says it all really, a limited audience not what you need to get people to visit. I am sure it is down to money and the cost was probably high to do but surely it would be better to have it for 30 seconds at peak time inbetween Corrie where kids might actually see it and keep on at their parents to go. Most kids will be at school and even if its half term wouldn't the young ones be watching children programs! What sort of audience are you going to get in the slot it is going out at, very limited I would think!
I think the last paragraph is really funny I mean the advert airs for 10 seconds on a weekday at 9:55am during a break in the Jeremy Kyle show! Says it all really, a limited audience not what you need to get people to visit. I am sure it is down to money and the cost was probably high to do but surely it would be better to have it for 30 seconds at peak time inbetween Corrie where kids might actually see it and keep on at their parents to go. Most kids will be at school and even if its half term wouldn't the young ones be watching children programs! What sort of audience are you going to get in the slot it is going out at, very limited I would think! frags27
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9:13pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Doverbeme says...

Jeremy Kyle show viewers= Bridgwater Carnival target audience, apparently.
Jeremy Kyle show viewers= Bridgwater Carnival target audience, apparently. Doverbeme
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10:54pm Fri 12 Oct 12

BaldyLocks says...

from wikipedia.....Bridgw
ater Carnival was first created by King James as a way of attracting the local down&outs, retards & vagrants into a single group to aid an accurate census.
....In recent times government officials has been encouraged that the reduction in attendance is a good thing "as it would indicate less unemployable rejects within the community."
.....Holden Flabjack of the CBI said "we hope that one day there will no need for the carnival and we can look to the South West as a place to search for employee's but at the moment the folks there are not what were looking for. Were still amazed that a few tractors will light bulbs can attract such a gathering."
from wikipedia.....Bridgw ater Carnival was first created by King James as a way of attracting the local down&outs, retards & vagrants into a single group to aid an accurate census. ....In recent times government officials has been encouraged that the reduction in attendance is a good thing "as it would indicate less unemployable rejects within the community." .....Holden Flabjack of the CBI said "we hope that one day there will no need for the carnival and we can look to the South West as a place to search for employee's but at the moment the folks there are not what were looking for. Were still amazed that a few tractors will light bulbs can attract such a gathering." BaldyLocks
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10:16am Sat 13 Oct 12

RustyKnight says...

I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night. RustyKnight
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12:23pm Sat 13 Oct 12

fegmaniac says...

I would have thought that drunken wife swapping trannies on tractors would be the perfect material for the Jeremy Kyle show!!
Surely giving the cost of the advertising directly to charity would have seen the charities getting more funds than any extra which may find its way into the collecting tins from the hoped for increased turn out.......
I would have thought that drunken wife swapping trannies on tractors would be the perfect material for the Jeremy Kyle show!! Surely giving the cost of the advertising directly to charity would have seen the charities getting more funds than any extra which may find its way into the collecting tins from the hoped for increased turn out....... fegmaniac
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4:55pm Sat 13 Oct 12

KLamb1984 says...

I no longer live in England but every time I come back its just in time for the Bridgwater Carnival!
I loved it when I was a kid growing up in Somerset and having family participating in one of the Clubs. It is a lovely time to all get together and enjoy the festivities! I say keep it going for many many years to come. I'm just upset I will not be able to make it this year!
With the amount of people who do attend I am not so sure why we can not raise a lot of money for Charities regardless of the cost it takes to do up a cart! If we want to give then we shall give!!!
I no longer live in England but every time I come back its just in time for the Bridgwater Carnival! I loved it when I was a kid growing up in Somerset and having family participating in one of the Clubs. It is a lovely time to all get together and enjoy the festivities! I say keep it going for many many years to come. I'm just upset I will not be able to make it this year! With the amount of people who do attend I am not so sure why we can not raise a lot of money for Charities regardless of the cost it takes to do up a cart! If we want to give then we shall give!!! KLamb1984
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5:38pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Boring says...

In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else.

Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it.
In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else. Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it. Boring
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11:13pm Sun 14 Oct 12

rich1973 says...

Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.
Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross. rich1973
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1:17pm Mon 15 Oct 12

MBR Extreme says...

rich1973 wrote:
Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.
Don't forget the ford sierras which will be getting ready with about 100 flashing orange lights on top, with guys with there arms out the window driving like pri1cks , thinking they are important for 2 weeks.
[quote][p][bold]rich1973[/bold] wrote: Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the ford sierras which will be getting ready with about 100 flashing orange lights on top, with guys with there arms out the window driving like pri1cks , thinking they are important for 2 weeks. MBR Extreme
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1:29pm Tue 16 Oct 12

el_pablo says...

RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
[quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off. el_pablo
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1:29pm Tue 16 Oct 12

el_pablo says...

Boring wrote:
In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else.

Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it.
If that is the case, why do so many people come from abroad to watch it??!
[quote][p][bold]Boring[/bold] wrote: In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else. Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it.[/p][/quote]If that is the case, why do so many people come from abroad to watch it??! el_pablo
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1:32pm Tue 16 Oct 12

el_pablo says...

rich1973 wrote:
Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.
Very few men dress like women, but at least they've got the balls to do it! When you go to a party or a night out, do you not have a drink?! We dont get drunk, too much time is taken up by transport, fixing, etc etc.

Its a shame some people dont know how to have fun!!
[quote][p][bold]rich1973[/bold] wrote: Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.[/p][/quote]Very few men dress like women, but at least they've got the balls to do it! When you go to a party or a night out, do you not have a drink?! We dont get drunk, too much time is taken up by transport, fixing, etc etc. Its a shame some people dont know how to have fun!! el_pablo
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1:33pm Tue 16 Oct 12

el_pablo says...

MBR Extreme wrote:
rich1973 wrote:
Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.
Don't forget the ford sierras which will be getting ready with about 100 flashing orange lights on top, with guys with there arms out the window driving like pri1cks , thinking they are important for 2 weeks.
What in that statement relates to Bridgwater carnival?! You have been watching too many films!!
[quote][p][bold]MBR Extreme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rich1973[/bold] wrote: Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the ford sierras which will be getting ready with about 100 flashing orange lights on top, with guys with there arms out the window driving like pri1cks , thinking they are important for 2 weeks.[/p][/quote]What in that statement relates to Bridgwater carnival?! You have been watching too many films!! el_pablo
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3:45pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Anonymous Me says...

el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
[quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?) Anonymous Me
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6:11pm Tue 16 Oct 12

kingblue says...

Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
[quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!! kingblue
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8:28pm Tue 16 Oct 12

alihobbs01@aol.com says...

Have any the organisers thought about putting on coach travel instead of putting on TV adverts as there is no coach travel available from Plymouth as the one coach company that is going is full. :(
Have any the organisers thought about putting on coach travel instead of putting on TV adverts as there is no coach travel available from Plymouth as the one coach company that is going is full. :( alihobbs01@aol.com
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1:03am Wed 17 Oct 12

Boring says...

el_pablo wrote:
Boring wrote:
In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else.

Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it.
If that is the case, why do so many people come from abroad to watch it??!
Really, enlighten me,perhaps they all fly in to Westonzoyland do they. i expect you actually mean Devon.
Trust me, it's not even well known outside of Somerset.
[quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boring[/bold] wrote: In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else. Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it.[/p][/quote]If that is the case, why do so many people come from abroad to watch it??![/p][/quote]Really, enlighten me,perhaps they all fly in to Westonzoyland do they. i expect you actually mean Devon. Trust me, it's not even well known outside of Somerset. Boring
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1:08am Wed 17 Oct 12

Boring says...

el_pablo wrote:
rich1973 wrote:
Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.
Very few men dress like women, but at least they've got the balls to do it! When you go to a party or a night out, do you not have a drink?! We dont get drunk, too much time is taken up by transport, fixing, etc etc.

Its a shame some people dont know how to have fun!!
Quote of the century from someone in the carnival. "We don't get drunk"
You have just lost any credibility you may have had.
[quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rich1973[/bold] wrote: Attract vistors by screening advert.a good idea as large precentage of local don't like it.do me big waste of time and excuse for people to get drunk and men to dress like woman.complete dross.[/p][/quote]Very few men dress like women, but at least they've got the balls to do it! When you go to a party or a night out, do you not have a drink?! We dont get drunk, too much time is taken up by transport, fixing, etc etc. Its a shame some people dont know how to have fun!![/p][/quote]Quote of the century from someone in the carnival. "We don't get drunk" You have just lost any credibility you may have had. Boring
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12:14pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Anonymous Me says...

kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 !
To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.
[quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!![/p][/quote]I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 ! To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops. Anonymous Me
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5:46pm Wed 17 Oct 12

kingblue says...

Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 !
To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.
I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple.

Good day
Over and out.
[quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!![/p][/quote]I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 ! To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.[/p][/quote]I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple. Good day Over and out. kingblue
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6:57pm Wed 17 Oct 12

scally666 says...

Tranny's on Tractors
Tranny's on Tractors scally666
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10:52pm Wed 17 Oct 12

The Central Scrutinizer says...

kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 !
To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.
I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple.

Good day
Over and out.
I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written.


suggest you get out more!
[quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!![/p][/quote]I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 ! To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.[/p][/quote]I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple. Good day Over and out.[/p][/quote][quote]I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written.[/quote] suggest you get out more! The Central Scrutinizer
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10:18am Thu 18 Oct 12

File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth says...

el_pablo wrote:
Boring wrote:
In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else.

Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it.
If that is the case, why do so many people come from abroad to watch it??!
If they travel all this way to see the Carnival, hope it don"t rain, or worse still, a storm and torrential downpour.
[quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boring[/bold] wrote: In reality it's only "world famous" in Bridgwater and no where else. Take the "pub" out of the carnival and no one would even be in it.[/p][/quote]If that is the case, why do so many people come from abroad to watch it??![/p][/quote]If they travel all this way to see the Carnival, hope it don"t rain, or worse still, a storm and torrential downpour. File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth
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12:51pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Anonymous Me says...

kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 !
To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.
I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple.

Good day
Over and out.
I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture!
I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same?
[quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!![/p][/quote]I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 ! To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.[/p][/quote]I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple. Good day Over and out.[/p][/quote]I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture! I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same? Anonymous Me
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12:51pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Anonymous Me says...

kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 !
To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.
I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple.

Good day
Over and out.
I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture!
I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same?
[quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!![/p][/quote]I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 ! To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.[/p][/quote]I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple. Good day Over and out.[/p][/quote]I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture! I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same? Anonymous Me
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1:20pm Thu 18 Oct 12

MBR Extreme says...

And Black Sunday go in town that day and you will see bridgwaters best! Its like a polish version of the Jeremy Kyle show.
And Black Sunday go in town that day and you will see bridgwaters best! Its like a polish version of the Jeremy Kyle show. MBR Extreme
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7:13pm Thu 18 Oct 12

kingblue says...

Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 !
To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.
I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple.

Good day
Over and out.
I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture!
I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same?
WELL MOVE THEN if you say unfortunately you live here do something about it, go, get out if the town and its history is that bad. Bye bye....
[quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!![/p][/quote]I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 ! To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.[/p][/quote]I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple. Good day Over and out.[/p][/quote]I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture! I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same?[/p][/quote]WELL MOVE THEN if you say unfortunately you live here do something about it, go, get out if the town and its history is that bad. Bye bye.... kingblue
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8:58am Fri 19 Oct 12

Anonymous Me says...

kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
kingblue wrote:
Anonymous Me wrote:
el_pablo wrote:
RustyKnight wrote:
I can see/hear it now:

"Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth".

Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years.

If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks!

Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.
Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them.
Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.
The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year.
They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)
So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of.
Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend.
Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them.
Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades.
The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!!
I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year.
Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!!
I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 !
To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.
I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple.

Good day
Over and out.
I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture!
I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same?
WELL MOVE THEN if you say unfortunately you live here do something about it, go, get out if the town and its history is that bad. Bye bye....
I thought you were going, knew you couldn't keep away!
[quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonymous Me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el_pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I can see/hear it now: "Come on down to Bridgwater Carnival, the greatest free show on Earth". Then after the procession we'll have the reports that the carnival collection is way down on previous years. If you want money for charity stop wasting the money you spend all year raising on carts that only get used for 2 weeks! Every year we get reports of how many £10,000's is spent on building the carts, if just one club doesn't build a cart that's well over the few thousand (if that) the collections make on the night.[/p][/quote]Wow, you really dont have a brain cell do you?! Collections on the night are for the organising and charity. All clubs carry out their own fund raising to build them. Wasting money? You tell that to the thousands that take part and volunteer. Its called putting on a show, entertainment, a party. Bore off.[/p][/quote]The point that is being made here is; if the Carnival Clubs donated all their thousands of pounds directly to the charities instead of spending it on MDF, plywood and light bulbs they would be doing a much greater service to the charities. If you total the whole cost of the Carnival (carts, security) not to mention the loss in trade that the local businesses incur, plus the amount of 'sick' days these people use up to the detriment of their employers, it would be FAR LESS than the collection total each year. They lead us to believe that they are doing the work of saints, in reality they are nothing but a nuisance (remember 'Black Friday'?)[/p][/quote]So you want people, Not go out build a cart, not have a good social life, not put on an amazing show in the town hall and on the road which Bridgwater can be proud of. Loss of income for local businesses are you taking the p**s, most shops experience busy days with an extra influx of visitors to the town for the weekend. Have you ever wondered where materials to build the amazing carts are purchased, Id say local businesses!!! How come local business are so quick to support clubs, as carnival supports them. Why do sedgemoor council advertise the carnival, answer is its good for the town financially. People which moan and **** about the carnival really do my head, in, its one truly positive thing this town has and can be proud of. It takes young people off the street and gives them a hobby, an interest where they can also learn professional skills of many different trades. The people who moan are probably only moaning as it might take them 2 minutes longer to get across town on carnival day, either that or got nothing else better to do!! I don't like the fair, but I wouldn't start up a campaign to get it stopped, or slate it on here as I know there are thousands that do enjoy it so I smile and bear it as its only once a year. Im sure the carnival brings more income to charities and local business, and less disruption in its ONE day a year compared to the fairs FOUR days!!![/p][/quote]I'm not suggesting that people don't have a social life, etc, as you assume. Merely that this town SUFFERS throughout the year, as all the planning and development decisions involving the town centre are given priority to the Carnival. The people involved in the Carnival think they rule the town and the Council tend to agree and in their eyes must not interfere with one night of the year,but are happy to keep the rest of us down for the next 364 ! To compare the Fair with Carnival is a ridiculous exercise, the people of the Fair don't think they are doing everyone a marvellous service to the town and expect to be treated like heroes. You say you don't like the Fair, well I don't like the Carnival, that's our opinion and we are both entitled to them. There are more local businesses than just a few pokey run-down shops, what about the down turn in throughput in the industrial premises in the area, staff shortages caused by Carnivalites and the hangovers that result in more problems. These companies employ far more people than a couple of mobile phone shops and 99p style shops.[/p][/quote]I have never read such a load of rubbish in my life as what you have just written. I cant even be bothered or going to waste my time with a long response. You obviously have no idea of carnivals history, the towns history, the good of carnival and the good of this town. If you don't like carnival, don't go, plain and simple. Good day Over and out.[/p][/quote]I haven't been to the Carnival for over 20 years my friend, but I have lived here (unfortunately) all my life, your problem is SMALL TOWN, SMALL MIND. Step away from your short sightedness and see the full picture! I hope you enjoy this years event, I'll be snug & warm at home with my feet up, and I wonder how many people there wish they were doing the same?[/p][/quote]WELL MOVE THEN if you say unfortunately you live here do something about it, go, get out if the town and its history is that bad. Bye bye....[/p][/quote]I thought you were going, knew you couldn't keep away! Anonymous Me
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12:20pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Boring says...

It would be interesting to see a poll re the carnival where the people of B/W have there say.
Most people I know can't stand it,and feel it holds the town back.
It's good that its now on a Saturday, it means a lot of us can get away for the day or the weekend.
We can leave the make up, the best dressed tractor??? and a load of drunken idiots behind.
It would be interesting to see a poll re the carnival where the people of B/W have there say. Most people I know can't stand it,and feel it holds the town back. It's good that its now on a Saturday, it means a lot of us can get away for the day or the weekend. We can leave the make up, the best dressed tractor??? and a load of drunken idiots behind. Boring
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