Skegness Carnival Parade Entry Form
Parade Day: Sunday 12th August 2018
Theme: Around the World in 80 Minutes
Closing Date for Entries: 5th August 2018
Entry Fee: Charities, Clubs & Organisations - FREE
Business floats - We ask for a £10 donation on the day
THE START OF THE PARADE WILL AGAIN BE FROM RICHMOND DRIVE, THE COACH PARK BEHIND TESCO’S STORE. A marshal will be at the entrance to direct you.
All entries must book in at the entrance, stewards will direct you to the correct lane and position. This year there will be one category for all entries, titled best in parade, with first, second and third places.
Please arrive before 11am on parade day.
Judging will take place at 12.00pm prompt. Please ensure your float/entry is in place and correctly decorated by this time. If you arrive late you may not be judged!
THE PARADE WILL LEAVE AT 1.00PM PROMPT
All entrants must submit an entry form and completed risk assessment form.
SKEGNESS CARNIVAL COMMITTEE
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
It is customary for entrants in Carnivals to make use of decorated motor vehicles, often carrying passengers. Usually this use of such vehicles infringes many of the Road Traffic Acts. However, the Police exercise discretion, although they have no obligation to do so.
Any discretion shown extends ONLY to the parade, not the beginning until we move off along the official route and ceasing when the parade reaches Sea View Road. You must note that at this point, all Road Traffic Act Rules resume in full. There will be no exceptions. If you continue to carry passengers after this point, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Passengers are only allowed to board floats at the parade starting point. The setting down point is Sea View Road. The children on the floats are to be collected by parents at Sea View Road. Do not obstruct the road whilst unloading floats and ensure that all passengers disembark on the pavement side of the vehicle.
- All Carnival vehicles must be taxed, MOT tested and insured according to the law.
- Drivers of Carnival vehicles must be qualified and insured to drive the said vehicle.
- No vehicle may run on Trade Plates.
- Carnival participants must ensure that they pay full regard to instructions or advice given by the course marshals and follow these instructions in a manner that will not inconvenience or endanger other people at any time.
- Advertising material may be distributed, provided there is no risk to spectators.
Keep the parade moving at all times. Static displays along the route are not allowed.
THE USE OF WATER PISTOLS AND PELLET GUNS IS STRICTLY BANNED.
Skegness Carnival Committee holds the Street Collection Licence for the Parade Day. This means that no other organisation can make a Street Collection on the day. Only registered collectors, using our official containers may collect money from spectators. All collection buckets must be handed in to the Carnival Van at the end of the parade to a Carnival Official.
Please ensure that ALL members of your team are aware of and follow these rules.
WITH SAFETY IN MIND AT ALL TIMES, HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE DAY!!
NOTICE TO ALL DRIVERS OF PARADE VEHICLES
THINK OF SAFETY THROUGHOUT THE PARADE
LEAVE AT LEAST 5 METRES BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE OR BAND IN FRONT OF YOU.
KEEP TO A STEADY SPEED.
DO NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO GET ON AND OFF YOUR MOVING VEHICLE.
DO NOT ALLOW ANYTHING TO BE THROWN FROM YOUR VEHICLE INTO THE SPECTATORS. THIS MAY ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO COME OUT OF THE CROWD INTO THE PATH OF, OR EVEN UNDER MOVING FLOATS.
COLLECTION OF MONEY ALONG THE ROUTE TO BE IN OFFICIAL COLLECTION CONTAINERS ONLY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.
HAVE A SAFE AN ENJOYABLE CARNIVAL PARADE