Important Event Information

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.