Tescos at the Townsend Retail Park (TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2014) has very kindly allowed car parking for The Shepton Mallet Carnival.
From 4.30 pm Wednesday 12th November the 2 hour parking limit will be waived. The 1st Shepton Mallet Scout Group will be on duty with a bucket collection, donations gratefully received.
Road closures for the procession will be 6.45 pm, but you will be able to enter and exit the Tesco car park from West Shepton side only, at any time, it will remain open during the procession so you may exit at any time. There may be a period at the end of the carnival when there will be a mass exit of people so you may be held up for a few minutes while the crowds dispersed. All cars have to be removed by 10.30 pm, when Tescos security will have their barriers in place.
Shepton Mallet has 2 public Car Parks: The Old Market Road Car Park where the disabled car parking will be and The Great Ostry Car Park (both marked with a red flag) neither are large, so early parking is advised.
For Disabled Parking: Please contact Tina Edwards, Woodhill Cottage, Neighbourne, Oakhill, Somerset. BA3 5BQ. Tel:01749840756 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Car Parking (East Shepton)
To avoid the crowds and congestion at the start of the procession it may be advisable to park at either of the following locations, have a leisurely meal with the family and be ready to watch the carnival at about 8.15 pm at the Charlton cross Roads or Whitstone Road where you will be able to watch in comfort
Crown Trading Estate BA4 5QQ
Mendip Avenue (where Dobbies Garden Centre is 01749 333490)
Dobbies shop and restaurant will remain open till 6.00 pm, but their car park will stay open for cars until 11.00 pm.
All the other pubs and food bars (listed to the right) will remain open the whole evening.
Pedestrians can then make their way to the Charlton cross roads or Whitstone Road to watch the procession from about 8.15 pm.