Carnival prepares

PUBLISHED: 10:07 03 November 2010 | UPDATED: 11:57 03 November 2010

Burnham on Sea - Carnival - floats etc.; 9-11-09

Burnham on Sea - Carnival - floats etc.; 9-11-09

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EXCITEMENT is growing and final preparations are being made ahead of the Highbridge and Burnham carnival on Monday.

Final touches have been added to carnival floats and the last additions are being made to colourful costumes.

Organiser Philip New said: “It’s always busy in the last few days but the excitement is growing again ahead of the carnival.

“It will be a really good evening’s entertainment just as it always has been. I’ve managed to get a sneaky peak at some of the festival carts and they look very good.

“We’ve even got Sooty and Sweep as mascots for the first time this year, so they will be making an appearance.”

The procession will begin at 7.30pm at the Love Lane roundabout near Tesco, before travelling along Love Lane, Manor Road, Victoria Street, High Street, Marine Drive, and finishing opposite the Holimarine Holiday Park in Marine Drive.

The B3140 from Edithmead to Burnham will be closed over the weekend and on Monday, with traffic from the M5 being diverted down Stodden’s Lane, Love Lane and Edithsmead Lane.

The A38 from the Isleport Roundabout in Highbridge to Moor Lane in Burnham will also be shut from 6.30pm on Monday.

Highbridge and Burnham carnival is one of the ‘magnificent seven’ Somerset carnivals that take place in November, with the Weston carnival set to take place on November 15.

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