Rules & Regulations

In the interest of safety it is the responsibility of the float operators to ensure trailers entering the Carnival are in a condition of road worthiness.

 

Any local entry displaying a sponsorship sign will be disqualified, forfeiting their grant and the right to be judged. Entrants may display ‘loaned’ by signs for the following : tractors, trailers, generators and lighting.

 

All entries/persons MUST comply with Road Traffic Regulations.

 

A SAFETY CHAIN MUST BE FITTED FROM TOWING VEHICLE TO TRAILER.
If one is not fitted the entry will be disqualified from the Carnival.

 

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that they are in the right class and to ensure they can get around The Carnival route.

 

Insurance details form to be displayed on the towing vehicle.

 

IN THE INTEREST OF THE SAFETY YOU MUST NOT JUMP ON AND OFF YOUR TABLEAUX WHILST IT IS MOVING OR DURING THE PROCESSION, UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY.

 

STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL to be consumed on any tableaux.

 

NO SUBSTANCES including foam or articles must be thrown, sprayed or allowed to escape the tableaux.

 

ALL TABLEAUX MUST CARRY A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

 

In the interest of safety, some form of restraint or handhold MUST BE FITTED to the floats for use of participants. A rope should be provided around the trailer when a strap or handhold is not practical.

 

The entrant to nominate one person walking beside the tableaux to wear a marshal’s bib.

 

Judges decision is FINAL.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ON THE NIGHT ITSELF A CARNIVAL OFFICIAL WILL BE CHECKING ALL OF THE ABOVE.

ALL TABLEAUX ARE TO ASSEMBLE IN THE MARKET BY 6.30PM PROMPT. CLASSES 1 AND 2 MAY ENTER VIA HOLE COURT BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.

ALL TABLEAUX ARE TO BE REGISTERED IN THE MARKET MARQUEE BY 6.30PM (PLEASE COLLECT YOUR MARSHAL’S BIB). IF THERE IS AN UNFORESEEN PROBLEM (SUCH AS A FLAT TRACTOR TYRE) THEN IT SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE MARKET OFFICE BY 6.30PM. EXCEPTIONS DO NOT INCLUDE THE LIGHTS, MUSIC NOT WORKING OR THE WEATHER.

 

ANY TABLEAUX NOT IN THE MARKET AT 6.30PM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN THE PROCESSION.