Fun at the Fireworks 

07/10/13
Fireworks

A spectacular community firework display and funfair will take place on Friday November 1 at Leverhulme Park, Long Lane, Bolton.

The event has been organised by Bolton Council and Bolton at Home, in association with Stanley John Cubbins Amusements, Celebration Displays and Tower FM. 

The fun starts at 6pm with the opening of the fair. Some fantastic rides will be on offer together with traditional favourites such as black peas, toffee apples and candy-floss.

Presenters from Tower FM will be hosting the event from 7pm and will entertain until 8pm when The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton will start the fireworks.

The night sky will be filled with an amazing display of sights and sounds, as the fireworks explode to the accompaniment of music.

Stewards will be present throughout the event, providing visitors with a safe environment to enjoy Bolton’s biggest and best firework display.  To ensure everyone’s safety, visitors are asked only to attend an official bonfire such as this one and not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers to the event.

The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Colin Shaw said: “It’s a great honour to start this year’s community firework display. It is a magical time of the year which brings families and friends together to enjoy spectacular fireworks and organised displays are the safest and best way to enjoy them..

“Bolton is a great place for families and for great family events and visitors are warmly welcomed to join in the fun.”

Over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Greater Manchester Police, Trading Standards, Transport for Greater Manchester and the HSE are working together to reduce anti-social behaviour, injuries and damage to property

Residents are asked to call the council’s contact centre if they see a bonfire being built on what they think is council land and is close to property, other buildings or trees. For safety reasons any bonfires built on council land will be treated as fly tipping and, as such, will be removed as soon as possible.  Any evidence of people fly tipping will be dealt with formally through normal legal procedures. 

GMFRS is running a fireworks amnesty during the Bonfire period to allow members to dispose of fireworks safely by calling 0800 555 815 so that the Fire Service can collect them. To report firework nuisance or other antisocial behaviour, residents call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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