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Red Arrows ready to roar in

Ö. WITH EXTRA SAFEGUARDS

The organisers of Dawlish Celebrates Carnival 2016 have been handed a set of guidelines for the visit of the Red Arrows Display Team on August 19th. In the wake of the Shoreham Airshow disaster last year, more stringent rules have been brought in as safety measures to prevent a repeat of the accident.

It has been stipulated that watchers on the ground must keep away from the cliff-top fields and paths that flank the town. This is to ensure that there is plenty of empty space around the display area in case a forced landing is necessary.

Ground crew and marshals will be patrolling the area and any infringement of the rules could lead to the display being abandoned.

The Red Arrows, who will be performing their full 2016 display over the town, love coming to Dawlish as the shape of the bay and the high cliffs make a natural arena. They will arrive at 7.00pm as a curtain raiser for the Carnival Procession itself, which will set off from John Nash Drive at 7.45pm.

The main designated viewing areas will be the seawall, Marine Parade (which will be closed to traffic) and Lea Mount Gardens. The tide will be quite far in so the beach will not be accessible for many people. There will also be an exclusion zone in the bay for boats, although it is expected that the majority of people will watch the display from the town so they can enjoy the Carnival Procession immediately afterwards.
Carnival Chairman, Trevor Stratford, wants to stress the importance of obeying the rules. "We are very fortunate to have secured a full display by the Red Arrows and it would be terrible if the Show was called off at the last moment. Not only would thousands of people be disappointed, but we would also lose their appearance money, running into thousands of pounds. Although we are hoping to cover the full cost of this yearís Carnival through sponsorship and donations, we will be shaking buckets and collecting money on the evening, to build up a reserve for future Carnivals."

The Carnival Committee have a full programme of events organised for Carnival week which runs from the 13th to the 19th August. The full colour programme has gone to print and will be available to buy within a couple of weeks. Make sure you but your copy and plan how youíre going to join in with all the fun! Itís going to be a fantastic week for the town, for the residents and for the holidaymakers!

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