This site uses cookies Learn More

General Discussion

730
29
ZIGGY
ZIGGY
30 Jul 2013 16:26

Just been informed that the carnival programmes will go on sale this Thursday.

1 Agree
Vanguard
Vanguard
06 Aug 2013 20:51

Where are the Wakefield Majorettes and 37 commas, 6 full stops and 3 apostrophies?

4 Agrees
Carer
Carer
07 Aug 2013 08:36

Is it worth buying?

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
07 Aug 2013 08:49

@Vanguard is this about what the gazette has printed on their front page concerning the chairwomens address inside programme???

wondering
wondering
07 Aug 2013 09:44

Outdated having to buy a programme. More people would visit if you could access 'whats on' online. Its always been like a close secret. Sidmouth Folk Festival for example this week has 'whats on' clearly listed online. You dont have to pay to find out whats on at Teignmouth Carnival.

4 Agrees
Paul
Paul
07 Aug 2013 10:19

Perhaps the income from the sale of programmes goes towards the cost of running the carnival.

1 Agree
Carer
Carer
07 Aug 2013 11:10

@Brazilnut.

 

With referrence to that story in the Gazette, there is an interesting comment under the story in the online edition.

Click here.

1 Agree
FredBassett
FredBassett
07 Aug 2013 12:28

As far as my understanding goes the lawn actually belongs to the people of Dawlish and was left to them for the provision of public entertainment. Therefore neither Dawlish or Teignbridge councils have a 100% right to say what goes on the lawn. Their only commitment is to ensure its maitainance on behalf of its owners ie ourselves Dawlish rate payers. What Dawlish council did last year calling for secret meetings on hearsay only was totally out of order, so its no wonder the carnival committee dont thank them. Well done Maggie.

2 Agrees
Brazilnut
Brazilnut
07 Aug 2013 12:59

very interesting Carer

flo
flo
07 Aug 2013 13:43

Apart from the terrible print layout what an awful set of things to put on the pages of the carnival.  I've just bought a copy for the kids and will rip that page out.  How pathetic.  So there you are people, if you're not Dawlish 'born and bred' you're not welcome to have an opinion - wow that'll impress the holiday makers ... Ms Farley wants to grow up and learn to cooperate with people. 

7 Agrees
Duckileaks
Duckileaks
07 Aug 2013 14:27

Disgusted.  Not only with the lack of ability to spell, use correct words (wholeheartedly not whole heartily for example) or punctuate but also with the content.

 

How small-minded, petty and vindictive do they now present themselves for all to see.

 

The Carnival isn't just about locals getting together to have a good time any more, it is a 'shop window' for the economy of Dawlish.  People who book their annual holidays to coincide with Carnival week don't want to hear about the bitterness of a few people who appear to suffer from paranoia!  Would you come back next year when it looks like the Carnival is dying on its feet?

 

As usual, the Directors have totally missed the point of what has been said and done in the past.  Those who have been vocal have, in the majority, been so out of affection for the Carnival and concern that they have not been able to help when the committee were struggling.  They have spoken up when they have seen things that they haven't liked with the view to it being taken as constructive criticism.  Social media is now the most common place to air views and share news; ignore it at your event's peril.

 

Publicly slagging off both Councils who support and have helped finance many Carnivals is short-sighted and utterly stupid.  They may not agree with a decision but they forget that Dawlish is about more than one week of the year, money is limited and compromises have to be made. Such is life, deal with it and move on.

 

So sad.

6 Agrees
Carer
Carer
07 Aug 2013 15:18

@ FredBasset

"Therefore neither Dawlish or Teignbridge councils have a 100% right to say what goes on the lawn"

Don't the 'People of Dawlish' elect people to speak for them on their behalf?

I believe you will find that that is referred to and known as a Council.

3 Agrees
FredBassett
FredBassett
07 Aug 2013 15:50

@Carer

What percentage of the 13,500 estimated population of Dawlish actually bothered to vote.

I think that answers your question dosent it 

Carer
Carer
07 Aug 2013 16:00

@ Fred.

Considering that most of the population of Dawlish cannot be bothered to vote, then they have no right to voice their opinion or complain.

They have the right to elect spokespeople by a democratic process but decline their right.

I think that answers your question. End of.

1 Agree
FredBassett
FredBassett
07 Aug 2013 16:55

@Carer

Making life hell for the democratically voted representatives forcing their resignation, and then Co-opting your mates and supportors to take their place sums up why most of the population dont vote.

The system is a total back slapping stitch up organised by the same old same olds.

Thats the truth and the end of 

1 Agree
User 4549
User 4549
07 Aug 2013 18:23

Well said Fred

Carer
Carer
07 Aug 2013 18:50

What utter twaddle you come out with.

Apathy, thats what the cause is.

What you describe, has been going on since the beginning of time, not recent and not just Dawlish, but worldwide at any level of politics..

 

4 Agrees
Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
08 Aug 2013 08:56

Politics aside, not putting the events schedule on line is a mistake in my opinion.  Had I known the details about the raft race and pram race in advance, I'd have forked out £20 to take part instead of the £2 I've just spent on the programme.  Too late now, our plans are made.  

 

There seems to be an assumption that everyone is somehow in the know about Carnival Week when in fact there is an untapped market of holidaymakers, day trippers and locals who could be swelling the coffers by much more than the cost of a brochure.  

2 Agrees
Paul
Paul
08 Aug 2013 09:20

What's wrong with paying £2 for a carnival programme?

There is a free fair ride voucher inside!

1 Agree
wondering
wondering
08 Aug 2013 09:38

I have never bought one ...full of advertisers isnt it?  Sorry I dont want to go on a fair ride. It becomes a 'clicky' programme with only certain businesess in it.  No need for ti at all.

Put a giant sign on the lawn saying whats on and post the details on events on here. 

Easy.

2 Agrees
Paul
Paul
08 Aug 2013 10:28

@wondering, perhaps the £2 for each programme goes towards the cost of running the carnival.

1 Agree
Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
08 Aug 2013 10:46

No doubt the brochure revenue supports the running costs, but my point was that promoting the events online would reach a wider audience than the locals who buy the programme, encourage more participation thereby increasing overall revenue. Sprat to catch the mackerel...

Make it a worthwhile brochure (a free fair ride is good for the kids) and people will still buy it. 

 

 

1 Agree
flo
flo
08 Aug 2013 10:55

Families will still buy a copy for the misplaced articles although I may think again if it's going to be a mouthpiece for spite.  I understand the Teignmouth programme is cheaper - is it any better/worse - are there any tips Dawlish could use?  I also wonder if it's advertised in the camps?

wondering
wondering
08 Aug 2013 10:56

I think its the usual Dawlish ..they want the money - dont want the people.

They want the holidaymakers - but dont want them. Great hey.

Just refuse to move with the times ...someone should post on here for all exactly 'whats on'

 ..shame the town has gone pear shaped...

2 Agrees
ZIGGY
ZIGGY
08 Aug 2013 11:29

You can find all the events for carnival week on our Events page of this website.

 

Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
08 Aug 2013 11:45

@ZIGGY

That's great, thanks.  Be good if someone put it on the Dawlishwarren.info site too. 

Carer
Carer
08 Aug 2013 11:55

@ZIGGY.

No Wakefield Majorettes this year?

ZIGGY
ZIGGY
08 Aug 2013 12:06

@Carer.

Gordon and his wonderful team will be greatly missed.

1 Agree
Brazilnut
Brazilnut
08 Aug 2013 12:34

Theyve been part of our Carnival for so long sad

2 Agrees
Comment Please sign in or sign up to post