Help wanted for village carnival

PUBLISHED: 15:15 04 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

VILLAGERS in Banwell are being asked for help and new ideas for this year s carnival.

VILLAGERS in Banwell are being asked for help and new ideas for this year's carnival.

Organisers are calling on the community to again get behind the popular event, which had a successful re-launch last year.

The two-week show was held by the representatives of the Scouting Association, Royal British Legion, Friends of Banwell Primary School and Banwell Buddies.

It featured a mix of traditional and new activities including a quiz night, walking parade, duck race and carnival day, raising £6,000 for village groups.

Organiser Peter Shipton said: "We want to hear some new ideas to make this year's event different and avoid it going stale.

"The carnival is something we want the whole village to not only enjoy but be involved in.

"Anyone with ideas or groups which want to be part of the event, please get in touch."

Once ideas have been collated a date is likely to be set for this year's carnival by the end of this month.

The event, first launched in 1973, was brought back popular demand last year after it was cancelled due to escalating health and safety costs.

Anyone who can help should call Mr Shipton on 01934 820904.

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