appeals for help as cost of fireworks display soars to £11,000
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display
have this week appealed for local businesses to help fund the
event's soaring costs.
year's display is scheduled to begin at 6.30pm on Sunday 3rd November
with a sparkling display of fireworks from the town's jetty.
town councillor Dennis Davey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
year, the fireworks will have to be fired from a platform on the
jetty because of a particularly high tide, which unfortunately
increases the costs to around £11,000."
includes the cost of the jetty launching platform, fireworks,
road marshalls, road closures, first aid and PA services."
added that while the display is funded by Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council, support from local businesses is vital.
event acts as a curtain raiser for the carnival the following
day and attracts many people to the town for the weekend,"
our finances being squeezed, support from local businesses is
essential and we very much welcome contributions to help us meet
the overall costs."
crowds flock to The Esplanade to watch the display, which is held
on the night before Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival, which this year takes place on Monday November 4th.
The council can be reached on 01278 788088.