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New judging class for all seven Somerset carnivals
9:00am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A NEW judging class for disabled entries has been introduced to all seven Somerset carnivals.
The Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News first reported in June that the new category would be introduced to Highbridge and Burnham Carnival this year – but the move has now been rolled out across all carnivals.
The idea was introduced by the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals Association (SCGFCA), made up of representatives from the ‘magnificent seven’ carnival towns and the two carnival club organisations.
Malcolm Cattle, SCGFCA president, told the Weekly News: “As our carnivals increase in popularity and become better known across the UK, it is imperative we ensure everybody in our local communities has the same opportunities to take part in our Guy Fawkes celebrations.”
Inspired by London 2012’s Paralympic Games, the category has been introduced to Bridgwater, Burnham, Weston Super, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury carnivals.
The new class is open to single entries, pairs or groups with a maximum number of 20.
Standard rules and conditions of entry apply, and prize and appearance money is paid to all who take part.
The closing dates for entrants is September 1.
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