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Annual General Meeting

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County Champions Huckyduck Carnival Club at the 2017 Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival

County Champions Huckyduck Carnival Club at the 2017 Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival

AGM and Recruitment for 2018

Midsomer Norton & District Carnival Association invites you to our Annual General Meeting, as the largest and most breathe taking community event in Midsomer Norton and the surrounding district, we are actively looking for people of all ages and abilities to join with us to organise this year’s spectacular illuminated carnival.

Since our first carnival on Friday November 12th 1948 we’ve come along way, the existing small team of volunteers have transformed and revitalised our local carnival, not only fulfilling its long term ambition of returning the procession back to the High Street but also ensuring the route would give the carnival new opportunity for growth.

And growth has indeed arrived with the return of many of the most breath taking entrants, such as the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Champions and respected locals Huckyduck carnival club as well as many others also returning to the streets of Midsomer Norton for our glittering illuminated parade.

But we’ve got our sights set much higher, we want to secure the future of our carnival for generations to come and to have an illuminated carnival to rival many of our neighbouring towns, however we need extra help to make our common dream a real reality.

From full blown members to those that just want to support our cause, we’re looking for help to take the next step, we’ve a number of roles that we need to fill and plenty of jobs that need to be done, some require little commitment and others a bit more but the important thing is that no matter what time you can spare or what abilities you have, we’ll experience the challenges and rewards as well as the sense of achievement and joy that carnival brings but most importantly we’ll do it together as a community.

Sure it’s a long journey but it’s one that we can make happen together, if you want to know more come along to our AGM on Tuesday the 20th of March at 7:30pm in Midsomer Norton Town Hall or alternatively get in contact via social media or Click Here. We will also be holding a charity Cider Night on Saturday the 21st of April if you’d like a chat, pop in and see us it could be a life changing experience!

Drink Cider For Charity – Its Back!! 21st April 2018

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We’re pleased to announce its back, our very popular Cider Night returns on Saturday 21st April following its previous success. Its a great way to have a cracking night out while also raising money for charity!

Once again we’ll be showcasing a number of award winning Lilley’s Ciders.

Lilley’s produce a diverse range of traditional & experimental blends of cider & perry all made with care & enthusiasm. Popular varieties include its Apples and Pears Cider, Mango Cider and Crazy Goat, we’ll have a wide selection of ciders for you to try and enjoy.

Tickets are only available in advance and cost just £2.50 each and includes a free drink and a ploughman’s supper buy your tickets online here below

We’ll also have a well-stocked bar


 

Father Christmas 2017

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Father Christmas

We’re please to be able to announce this years timetable for our Father Christmas Coach which with the help of 2R’s CC will be touring the area collecting for Midsomer Norton & District Carnival

🎅🎅FATHER CHRISTMAS 🎅🎅
He will be visiting..

  • Mon 4th Charlton park est
  • Tue 5th Westfield start in at Westfield school
  • Wed 6th Pinewood est Highwood meadows orchard ave Underhill ave
  • Sun 10th Paulton starting at Oakland’s working our way to Bovis estate
  • Mon 11th Withies park area
  • Tue 12th Hillside
  • Wed 13th Clapton and Ston Easton
  • Fri 15th Temple Cloud/Clutton
  • Sat 16th Westfield starting at waterside rd
  • Wed 20th Welton
  • Fri 22nd Writhlington
  • Sat 23rd Peasdown starting Wellow laneWeather depending subject to change🎄🎅 Merry Christmas 🎅🎄

Carnival Presentation

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Join us at our 2017 Illuminated Carnival Presentation

We’re planning a great party to celebrate the spectacular illuminated parade and as an entrant your invited!

Our “Party Disco” presentation is the place to be to get ALL the results including all those yet to be announced, we’ll also have a well stocked bar and a few filled rolls as well!

For those of you just wanting to chat (and drink) we’ll also have our quieter room so you don’t have the shout over all those carnival tunes!

Speaking of carnival tunes Scotty (Shambles) will again be entertaining us all with this selection of Party tunes to get the dance floor moving from 7pm to 11:30pm and it all happens around at the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton.

Please note: Tickets will ONLY be available online, discounted tickets are now on sale at £5 we only have a limited amount, these will only be available until the Friday before, full price £8 tickets will be available if we have any spaces left, all under 5’s go free.

Thank You Everyone!

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24 hours have passed since our spectacular procession completed its circuit of Midsomer Norton and we wanted to say thanks……

We especially wanted to thank Midsomer Norton Town Council and the Community Trust for the continued support of this truly wonderful event as well as our headline sponsor Andrews Property Centre as well as the businesses that took advertising with us.

Our thanks also goes to B&NES, Avon & Somerset Police, Avon Fire, St John, Bridgwater Guy Falkes Carnival for helping with our TM and results, The Event Crew, CSS Ltd, Central Garage Paulton, Woodpecker Pine, Best Weston Centurion, CT Coaches, Midsomer Norton Primary School and absolutely everyone that helped to bring our carnival together to produce a wonderful community event.

Of course we would also like to extend our thanks to all the entrants that took part, the marshals and the judges and the people of Midsomer Norton and the surrounding district, we hope you enjoyed the event and that we didn’t cause too much disruption.

The appetite for Carnival is certainly strong in Midsomer Norton, the planning has already started for an even better illuminated carnival in 2018 so if you want to help, just get in touch or why not donate to our crowdfunding page below

 

Important Event Information

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Midsomer Norton Carnival is the largest community event in the Somer Midsomer Norton Carnival is the largest community event in the Somer Valley providing an opportunity for the whole community to come together for an evening of glittering spectacle. Carnival is also one of the largest charity fundraisers in the area.

The Carnival procession starts in Charlton Road at 7.30pm and proceeds down Silver Street and Midsomer Norton High Street, finishing at Midsomer Norton Enterprise Park on Radstock Road at 10pm. To ensure the safety of entrants and spectators road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures will be operating on a number of streets within the area.

We need to closed roads to ensure public safety for the event, we’ll lift the closures as soon as the procession has passed, the public have dispersed and we’ve been able to return the road affected to normal, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Closures for the procession route will begin from 5:30pm until midnight, however we anticipate closures being lifted once its safe to do so, we will be providing live traffic\closure updates on our facebook page Facebook.com\MidsomerNortonCarnival.

 

To ensure the safety of entrants and spectators road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures will be operating on a number of streets within the area.

Assembly Area
One section of the A367 Wells Road Fosseway (beyond the White Post roundabout) will be closed from 7pm on Sat 11th November to allow larger carts to assemble before the Carnival. There will be a local diversion around this closure.

Procession Route
Closures on the procession route will be implemented in stages starting from High Street in Midsomer Norton which will be closed from 5.30pm until 1am, Charlton Lane at 6:30pm round to the A362 Radstock Road at 8pm. Procession route roads will be re-opened as soon as possible after the procession has cleared each section of road, starting with Charlton Lane at 8:00pm and the west section of the A362 Radstock Road being re-opened at 11.30pm.

Dispersal Area
The east section of the A362 Radstock Road (between the Midsomer Norton Enterprise Park and Radstock) will remain closed until 2.30am Tues 14th November to allow the larger vehicles to dis-assemble.

Parking Suspensions
Vehicles remaining parked on designated roads will be subject to a fixed penalty notice and towed away. Contact 01225 448025 to arrange recovery of removed vehicles. Contact B&NES Parking Services for any queries or appeals on 01225 477133.

Please note that road closures and parking suspensions apply to all vehicles, including disabled (‘Blue Badge’) parking.

The times stated are the legal road closure times permitted by Bath & North East Somerset Council and Mendip District Council. However, we will endeavour to close the roads for as short a period of time as possible to minimise disruption, so in many cases the roads may be re-opened before the times stated.

CrowdFunding Carnival – Please Help Us with a small donation

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Crowdfunding Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival for 2017

King William Carnival Club at Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival

To help fund this year’s glittering Illuminated Carnival we’re launching a number of fundraising initiatives to raise much needed funds to help secure this glittering event, so if you’ve enjoyed our carnival you can make a donation here!

As part of this we’ve created a crowdfunding page with a target of raising £500 by public donations, what’s great about this type of funding is that people can donate from anywhere in the world and you can see exactly how the appeal is doing.

We’d be very grateful for your support and a donation of anything you can spare to get the appeal rolling.

To visit our crowdfunding page just Click Here

 

 

Midsomer Norton & District Carnival Programme 2017

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2017 Carnival Programme

Our 2017 Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival Programme will be delivered to over 5000 addresses in the Midsomer Norton area.

If you’ve not seen a copy yet you can view our digital version by clicking on the cover below

2017 Programme Cover

PRS Support Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival

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We’re pleased to confirm that PRS are supporting our 2017 Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival and we’re grateful for the support!PRS

PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want.

These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music – and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.

For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828

Cider Night

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Cider Night

We’re pleased to announce our forthcoming Cider Night on Saturday 29th of July where we’ll be showcasing a number of award winning ciders, Lilley’s Cider is a family run cider producer based in Frome, Somerset.

Lilley’s produce a diverse range of traditional & experimental blends of cider & perry all made with care & enthusiasm. Popular varieties include its Apples and Pears Cider, Mango Cider and Crazy Goat, we’ll have a wide selection of ciders for you to try and enjoy.

Tickets are only available in advance and cost just £2.50 each and includes a free drink and a ploughman’s supper buy you tickets online here or from Norton Sports in Midsomer Norton High Street

We’ll also have a well-stocked bar