Sidmouth Carnival in 'great danger'

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."

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"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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