seafront fireworks set to go-ahead on November 2nd
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.
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.
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.
Cllr Martin Cox told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
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.
the display is funded mainly by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council,
financial support from local businesses is vital.
crowds line The Esplanade to watch the display, which is held
on the night before Burnham-On-Sea