The Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival will be held in Shepton Mallet on Wednesday 16th November starting at 7.30pm.
Build up to the event will start on Monday 14th November and the following information will help our residents and visitors who during the days leading up to the procession.
Road Closures – Monday 14th November to Wednesday 16th November 2016
Field View & Cannards Grave Road
Road closed from 9pm on Monday 14th November until Midnight on the 16th November. – for Parking of Carnival carts.
Parking for vehicles without private drives in Cannards Grave Road has been made available at the Council offices ( for night time only). A permit will be given to residents in Field View and lower Cannards Grave Road to park in this Car Park between 6pm & 8am on Monday 14th – Thursday 19th November 2016. Due to the inconvenience to residents in this situation, it has been decided not to park any Carnival carts outside of Field View this year. Residents in Field View will be personally given information of this years parking arrangements.
From 6am on the 15th November to 6pm on 16th November - Access to properties will be on a one way system, direction of travel is from the Flock Roundabout to Compton corner, access to Tadley Acres will be easier from Whitstone Road via Webber Road and Hobbs Road.
This road will be closed from 9pm on Monday 14th November to 06.00am on Tuesday 15th November.
Access to properties during this period will be on a one way system, direction of travel is from the Charlton Traffic Lights to the Flock Roundabout.
This road is being used to muster the carnival carts on arrival in Shepton Mallet.
This road will then close again from 7.30pm until end of procession on Carnival night.
Carnival Procession Route - Wednesday 16th November
The following roads will be closed from *6.45pm until the end of procession - Cannards Grave Road, Townsend, Old Market Road, Commercial Road, Paul Street & Charlton Road. Whitstone Road will close at 7.30pm.
*roads may close earlier from 6pm if required for public safety.