Axminster Carnival needs your support

12:01 27 February 2013

Douglas Hull the carnival committee's filling in the adveritisng sandwich boards

Douglas Hull the carnival committee's filling in the adveritisng sandwich boards


Rocketing cost of insurance raises the price of staging the annual event to around £4,000

The rising price of insurance has helped to push up the cost of running Axminster carnival.

Organisers reckon they need to find around £4,000 to stage the big parade this September.

As a result fund-raising has taken on a new significance in the run up to the big week – even though it is more than six months away.

And it prompted committee member Douglas Hull to take to the streets on Thursday as a human billboard.

Signs attached to his back and front advertised the next big money raising event – a table top sale at Axminster Guildhall which took place on Sunday. Another is planned for Sunday, March 24, in the same venue.

Doors will be open to traders from 8.30am and the general public will be allowed in to search out the bargains from 9.30am.

Sellers will pay £7 per table and anyone interested in taking one is asked to call chairman Keith King on 01297 34020.

There will be a raffle, along with teas and coffees, at the sale – one of a series of events planned in the “Helping to keep Axminster Carnival alive” campaign.

To make a donation, contact the secretary Geoff Enticott on 07840 268730 or find him at The Guildhall where he works as the caretaker.


Other News Stories


The bash, organised by Sue Phillips, from Honiton, was held in aid of FORCE cancer charity.

Read more

Honiton’s streets were alive with the sights and sounds of the carnival last Saturday (October 22).

Read more

Exeter is Kupp’s first branch outside of London and will open opposite Absurd Bird at Queen St. Dining. It opens on October 29.

Read more

Honiton Carnival took place on Saturday, October 22.

Read more

An Ottery St Mary home was left badly damaged by smoke after a kitchen fire yesterday (Sunday).

Read more

Volunteers, staff and tenants at Lyme Regis Town Mill are celebrating after winning silver at the Dorset Tourism Awards 2016.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

As part of The Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival, local illustrator Keith Robinson is running an event for children at Axminster Library, in South Street, on Saturday, October 29.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Pupils from reception to year six at Offwell Primary School recently took part in an election campaign for their school council representatives.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Young Maisy Trott got to bang a drum after winning Axminster Library’s summer reading challenge prize draw.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

A rapidly expanding group running primary schools in East Devon and West Dorset is looking for new directors.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications