of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront fireworks display soars to £11,000
cost of holding this year's Burnham-On-Sea seafront fireworks
display is set to soar to £11,000, it has emerged this week
as organisers begin a search for sponsors.
councillors were told at a meeting that the cost of organising
the seafront spectacle on November 3rd will
be around £2,000 higher than last year.
is £7,500 in our budget and some money set aside in earmarked
reserves, but with our finances being constantly
squeezed, support from local businesses will be important,"
said Town Clerk Denise Emery.
crowds of up to 10,000 spectators often line The Esplanade to
watch the 20-minute display on the night before the Burnham
Town Council believes this event is an important attraction which
encourages visitors to spend more time in our town which, in turn,
can only be of benefit to local traders."
councillor Dennis Davey has taken on the role of approaching local
businesses for funding to enable the display to go ahead as planned.
high tide on the night of this year's display is likely to require
a temporary platform to be built on the jetty from which to launch
the fireworks, adding to the costs.