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Important update 6th December 2019

Calling for new committee members and volunteers!

If you are interested in supporting, what has been a really successful week-long event, over the last four years, then please get in touch with our secretary Mary Lowther on email secretary@dawlishcelebratescarnival.co.uk or ring 07585 669854

 To find out more about the vacancies and the committee come along to our informal meeting on Monday 9th December at the Manor House at 7pm.

Important announcement 20 November  Please read

Carnival is over for 2019!

We had a fantastic time despite the weather and our provisional dates for next year are 15th to 21st August 2020.

There is still a lot to be agreed and sorted before we can confirm 100%.

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We've had a few people come forward but it would be great to see more so if you are interested in supporting, what has been a really successful week-long event, over the last four years, then please get in touch with our secretary Mary Lowther on email secretary@dawlishcelebratescarnival.co.uk or ring 07585 669854

To find out more about the vacancies and the committee come along to our informal meeting on Monday 9th December at the Manor House at 7pm.

Hope to see you there!
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Did you watch Escape to the Country today? Series 19 Episode 62 as we featured in it!! Towards the end you can see some of the highlights and duck race from last year! Spot the pinkie celebrities too! ...

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Just watched it on catch up. Pity it wasn’t advertised more as it was a good advert for the carnival.

Well I saw a few faces I recognise, including mine (very briefly thankfully!)

I saw it .... Dave and Jo Cridge too !! Happy memories of Dawlish 😀

Lovely to see Dawlish on telly 💞

Seen it looked lovely

I see it. Brilliant

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DAWLISH CELEBRATES CARNIVAL
COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT - PLEASE READ IN FULL.
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Dawlish Celebrates Carnival held its latest committee meeting on Monday 18 November 2019.

This was the fourth year that virtually the same committee members had put on a carnival week for the town. 2019 saw costs rise, but despite appalling weather on Parade Day, we managed to continue the programme and regardless of the rain, we achieved a healthy balance in the bank, this year, in preparation for 2020 carnival.

However, the shape and size of the committee is changing and there are a number of vacancies available, for anyone interested in being part of this successful group.

Whilst this is an exciting, professional group, volunteers should understand that the workload and commitment required can, on occasions, be significant. There are fund raising events across the year, legal, planning, sponsorship and logistical requirements to be undertaken to allow us to hold carnival, design and build the carnival float and take it to carnivals on the South Devon circuit along with our Royal family.

The committee consists of a group of ordinary people who have given up 4 years of their time to the Town. It is time for others to step up if they want to see Carnival continue. Members wishing to step down have made their decisions based on their own personal circumstances. There are no other reasons as we have a healthy bank balance that would support a Carnival in 2020, equipment purchased over the last 4 years, a store, a towing vehicle and float.

We fully appreciate that this may come as a surprise to many. However, we are at a point, that with other personal commitments, it is time to move over for other, enthusiastic people to take on the responsibility. Unless enough able and willing people put themselves forward before Christmas it is highly likely that Dawlish will not have a carnival in 2020.

If anyone is interested in supporting, what has been a really successful week-long event, over the last four years, then please get in touch, by the 4th December, with our secretary Mary Lowther on email secretary@dawlishcelebratescarnival.co.uk or ring on 07585 669854.

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Thank you all for 4 wonderful years of Carnival. I thoroughly enjoyed helping out as a volunteer as and when I could, and many will not realise the time and effort you on the Committee have devoted to planning the week of events, often at the expense of family commitments, holidays, or even paid work. For those of you stepping aside, I know it will not have been an easy decision to make, so focus on enjoying having your time back with your families and friends, and supporting the events in Dawlish in other ways.

This is very sad news for Dawlish

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Gem Gem Smith

Christian Booth it's your time 😁

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