Carnival Procession Entries

Self Propelled Motor Vehicles, Towed Float, Cyclists
And Walkers Guidelines.
mot test cerficate, vehicle road tax, public liability insurance, or a suitable indemnity cerficate
(if required) must be valid and in force covering the use of the vehicle and or float in the
The tyres, lights and brakes must conform to legal requirements.
No passengers may be carried on a carnival float unless that float is proceeding in the carnival
procession, except on large floats where an attendant may be carried to assist the driver. No
one so carried shall climb off a float unless it is stationary and there is contact with the driver.
At the end of the procession choose a safe location to stop and unload the passengers.
Any such procession may only proceed at walking pace when passengers are carried on the
Each float must be under the supervision of a suitable person(s) who will walk alongside
the float. As a guide provide two supervisors for every 30 feet of float. No water, flour or
other missiles should be thrown from the float. Adverting material and samples must be
handed out by walkers and not by people on the float. Collections must not be operated
from floats. Only walkers may collect using approved collections and authorised by the
carnival committee.
A means of communication, either verbal or radio, must be available between the driver
and passengers on the float to halt the vehicle immediately should the need arise. No one
will climb on or off a vehicle or trailer whilst in the procession, unless the vehicle is
stationary and one of the float supervisors is in contact with the driver who will be told
when it is safe to proceed.
Under no circumstances will the consumption of alcohol be allowed immediately before or
during the procession by any driver or other person carried in or on the carnival float or
anyone supervising the float on foot.
In train vehicles, the tow bar will be supervised to ensure that no-one crosses between the
vehicles or rides on the tow bar.
Children must be seated securely or if standing provided with restraints and adults should
be provided with hand holds if standing. All persons under the age of 16 years must be
accompanied by an Adult (over 18 years).