October 22, 2014
Burnham's seafront fireworks set to go-ahead on November 2nd

The organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display have said this week there has been a good response from local businesses for financial help to fund the event's £9,000 costs.

This year's display will go ahead at 6.30pm on Sunday 2nd November with a dazzling line-up of fireworks from the town's jetty.

A Town Council meeting this week agreed to proceed with the display at a cost of £7,000 for the fireworks plus around £1,800 for other items including the PA system, medical cover, road closures and marshalls.

Mayor Cllr Martin Cox told "There has been a good response from local businesses after our appeal for financial help and, while the finances are right, we are now looking to a great display on the Sunday night before our carnival."

This year, to save money and because of the tide times, organisers won't need to use scaffolding to launch the fireworks. A trolley will instead be used to take the fireworks down onto the beach after the high tide, from where they will be fired.

While the display is funded mainly by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, financial support from local businesses is vital.

Large crowds line The Esplanade to watch the display, which is held on the night before Burnham-On-Sea Carnival.


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