urged to help fund Burnham's £9,000 seafront fireworks display
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display
have this week appealed for local businesses to help fund the
event's £9,000 costs.
year's display is scheduled to begin at 6.30pm on Sunday 2nd November
with a sparkling line-up of fireworks from the town's jetty.
a meeting last night (Tuesday), councillors 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.
Michael Clarke, who chairs the council's Town Projects Committee
that oversees the display, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
year, to save money and because of the tide times, we won't need
to use scaffolding to launch the fireworks. A trolley will instead
be used to take the fireworks down onto the beach. This means
more funding will be spent on the fireworks themselves than in
carnival weekend is the most important weekend of the year for
Burnham. It brings in thousands of people and helps our businesses."
added that while the display is funded by Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council, support from local businesses is vital.
are sending out letters shortly to local businesses asking them
to dig deep as sponsors and to help ensure the event continues
to go ahead. With
our finances squeezed, their support is important."
crowds line The Esplanade to watch the display, which is held
on the night before Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival. The Town Council can be reached on 01278 788088.