considers moving fireworks to avoid Remembrance clash
seafront fireworks display will this year go ahead on the evening
before this year's winter carnival as normal - despite clashing
with Remembrance Sunday.
a meeting on Wednesday (February 29th), town councillors considered
whether to hold the display on the traditional night before the
Burnham and Highbridge Carnival, risking causing offence, or to
move it to another date.
Town Clerk Eileen Shaw said: "Burnham's fireworks display
has clashed with Remembrance Sunday once before - in 2008 - and
on that occasion the fireworks company gave part of the display
a remembrance theme with suitable music and poppy-coloured fireworks.
We will see if they can do a similar display this year."
voted unanimously in favour of holding the display on Sunday November
11th at a time to be decided later this year.
council has set aside a budget to partially finance the display,
although it will be seeking sponsors later in the year. The spectacular
event always attracts thousands of spectators to Burnham seafront.
to 2012 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival