Sidmouth Carnival in 'great danger'

PUBLISHED: 14:55 23 October 2009 | UPDATED: 10:45 18 June 2010

THE future of Sidmouth Carnival is in great danger according to the organiser of this year s festivities.

THE future of Sidmouth Carnival is in "great danger" according to the organiser of this year's festivities.

Exmouth Carnival stalwart Rob Waller took over the running of Sidmouth's procession "as a favour" to keep the tradition going, but said he won't do the same next year.

He feels a local committee needs to come forward or the event will be doomed.

Mr Waller said: "Sidmouth Carnival is in great danger and it could be lost. I won't run it next year, I've got nothing against Sidmouth but I'm not getting any younger, I can't run two in a fortnight as I also organise Exmouth's, which is my home town."

"People have complained about Sidmouth this year, but if they think they can do better, here is their chance to keep it alive. Once you lose a carnival you don't get it back.

"I hate to see carnivals die. Sidmouth needs a local committee to come forward, I won't walk away completely and will help to set it up.

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