Posted: 07.11.19 at 14:15 by Tim Lethaby
Midsomer Norton Carnival – the Somer Valley’s largest community event – takes place on Monday November 11 and it is all set to be a glittering spectacle.
The 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 by 10pm.
Road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures will be operating on a number of streets within the area to ensure the safety of entrants and spectators.
Closures for the carnival procession route will begin at 5.30pm and be in place until midnight officially, though they will be lifted once it is safe to do so.
These closures include the Assembly Area, where one section of the A367 Wells Road Fosseway beyond the White Post Roundabout) will be closed from 9pm on Saturday November 9 to allow larger carts to gather before the carnival.
Closures on the procession route will be implemented in stages starting from Midsomer Norton High Street which will be closed from 5.30pm until 1am, Charlton Lane at 6.30pm round to the A362 Radstock Road at 8pm.
The 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 8pm and the west section of the A363 Radstock Road being reopened at 11.30pm.
The east section of the A362 Radstock Road between the Midsomer Norton Enterprise Park and Radstock will remain closed as the Dispersal Area until 2.30am on Tuesday November 12 to allow the larger vehicle to dis-assemble.
Riding as Carnival Queen this year will be Skyla Hagen, with the Carnival King as Toby Wyatt. The Carnival Prince is Jack Wyatt and Carnival Princess is Leia Wilson.
There are 42 entrants this year, including carts, masqueraders, majorettes and traders.