Weekly club meeting are held at our headquarters in the Sedgemoor Inn, if you are interested in joining please contact us or come along on a Sunday evening and meet up with us before our meeting at 7:30p

Mayday Fete this year will be on the 5th May, please book early if you would like a pitch at the car boot.

Westonzoyland Carnival Club

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

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In February 2010, our Treasurer Lisa Gilbert handed over a cheque for £1570 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.  This money was collected during the run-up to Christmas by Father Christmas and his helpers, when his sleigh travelled around Westonzoyland, Bridgwater and many other villages in the Sedgemoor area.  The club was delighted to have supported such a worthwhile charity this year, and would like to thank everyone who supported the collection, making this the largest amount that we have ever been able to donate to charity. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 08:02
 

Father Christmas 2009

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Father Christmas on his sleighA big thank-you to Father Christmas who helped Westonzoyland CC raise over £2500 to be shared between the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and carnival club funds.  Santa rode his sleigh through Westonzoyland and surrounding villages escorted by club members who collected the contributions.

It was an excellent opportunity for Santa to check-up on who was being good before he delivered his presents on Christmas Day. Despite the cold weather (not a problem for Santa) and difficult financial times, the club were grateful for the support they received. This year the club made Santa a new sleigh to use while he was in the area, so a big thank-you to Steve Hamlett and Matt Heard for the MANY hours they spent building it!   An amazing number of cups of tea and chocolates were also consumed.

Father Christmas at the Westonzoyland Community CenterThe excitement sent a shiver down your spine as the announcement went out that Father Christmas was on his way and around 30 children (plus a few adults) ran outside to see him arrive.  Unfortunately the announcement went out a little early and there was a tense wait before the music from the sleigh could be heard and finally the sleigh was seen at the end of Cheer Lane, escorted by club members.  Father Christmas had dropped in to support the Westonzoyland Christmas Fair organized by the carnival club.  There were up to 20 stalls selling all kinds of last-minute Christmas presents from bags made of re-cycled clothes, locally made jewellery and kits to make your own candles from beeswax.  There were also the obligatory mince pies and cups of tea.  Thank-you to all club members who helped organise this event.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 08:04
 

The journey home 2009

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Whilst Matt and Tim were sat in the Copper Kettle cafe at Weston having their breakfast, they mused over this year's carnivals and remarked on how few technical problem we'd had that year..... 

Matt Tim and BudgeWell we set off back to Westonzoyland at about 11:00am, fortunately the traffic in town wasn't too bad and again most drivers were friendly and co-operative. We steamed out of Weston up to just before Highbridge when Gary comes over the radio "The tractor's died.. it just stopped!", Gary was towing the generator trailer at the back of the convoy escorted by Budgie, Tim and Matt in the club van.  It was soon obvious the tractor wasn't going to start due to a flat battery (the batteries had only been replaced 3 days ago, at a cost of £200).  We managed to unhitch the cart from AJ's tractor and hitch it up to the decorated tractor, then sent AJ back to tow Gary into a lay-by and hitch up to the Generator trailer. Once this was done we waved good-bye to a very unhappy Gary sat in his tractor and pulled away heading for the weigh-bridge at Dunball.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 December 2009 10:11 Read more...
 

Club Social 2009

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Saturday night was the "club social"; an opportunity for the club to have a party and invite all those who have helped through the year to say thank-you. It is also the club's prize-giving, a time to reflect on the work put in by club members through the year and recognise the special efforts put in by some members.

Cart Design:

Tim Martin and Phil Parsons

Best on Cart Female:

Kelly Williams and Lucy Goodman

Best Male on Cart:

Tim Martin

 

Club member Achievement award:

Sophie Lang and Phil Parsons

Non-member Achievement award:

Julie Bryant

Member of the year:

Steve Hamlett

Associate member of the year:

Roy Cottee

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 08:12
 

Weston-Super-Mare 2009

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Weston was a gentle stroll on a calm autumn evening which was a break from the storms of the past few processions and was a great end to the 2009 season.  The much talked about 'new route' went without a hitch and we all made it back to the car-park safely.

Many in the club spent the rest of the night celebrating the end of carnival with other arnival clubs, which is how it should be.  No medals for us this year but we are very pleased with our entry and every year we're getting better and better.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 March 2010 08:31
 


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