Notice to people participating in Holsworthy Carnival

If you are attending tonight’s Carnival with a float, lorry, vintage tractor etc, please note that access to the industrial estate will only be via Dobbles Lane (ie, past Holsworthy hospital). The other way in (ie, past the cattle market) is closed.

 

 

Safety Guidelines – Holsworthy Carnival 2023

Please stay well clear of the edge of the pavement, particularly in areas where the floats are turning. Do not try to stand on the road or interfere with the precession in any way.

Some areas may be off limits for safety reasons, or you may be politely asked to move to make room for vehicles. Please respect the road marshals, they are all volunteers, and your safety is paramount.

We understand that road closures can cause some inconvenience but until we have the ‘all clear’ we cannot make exceptions and let people through, even for short journeys. If you live within the closure area, we ask you to park and take the short walk home or wait until the closures are lifted. Please respect the marshals – they are just following the terms of the road closure permit and are trying to keep people safe.

The consumption or carrying of alcohol on the floats or any vehicle participating in the carnival is strictly forbidden – and you are reminded that usual road usage laws are still in place.

Please can you use the bins provided to dispose of any rubbish.

The use of fire or fireworks is prohibited throughout the carnival.

Please note that you will often be standing very close to resident’s gardens or homes, and we ask you respect their property and privacy.

There is an information point in The Square should you need help or advise at any point.

There is a first aid point located in The Manor Car Park should you need assistance.

If you see something that you feel is unsafe or suspicious, please report this to the nearest marshal.

Thank you – and we hope that you enjoy this year’s carnival

 

Holsworthy Carnival will take place on Saturday 18 November 2023. 

If you intend to enter a float this year, we will need to know your details by 1 November 2023.  Please complete the registration form and email it to:

robin.holsworthy.carnival@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CHANGES IN THE CARNIVAL INSURANCE POLICY, THE INDIVIDUAL WALKERS CLASS (C1) HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN THIS YEAR. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT ALL CARNIVAL ENTRANTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE. THIS INCLUDES WALKING ENTRIES.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THE CARNIVAL PROCESSION NOTE THAT THE CARNIVAL COMMITTEE ARE ASKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO BE BUCKET COLLECTORS. THERE WILL ALSO BE A PRIZE FOR THE BEST DRESSED VOLUNTEER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL THE CARNIVAL COMMITTEE ON THE EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE.

The “Spot the deliberate mistake competition” will be replaced by a “Find the cuddly toy competition” this years. The form is available from Coombes in The Square or can be downloaded from here (see the menus on the right).

Thank you all – and if you have any questions, why not try our Facebook page, or the email above.

Regards

The Carnival Committee