fireworks 'are in jeopardy without more financial backing'
annual fireworks display could be in jeopardy unless more cash
is raised to support the cost of organising the popular event.
Town Council's £11,000 costs for holding the seafront display
be topped up by local residents and businesses to make it viable,
it was stated this week.
council cannot afford to keep funding the display, but it's a
superb event that we don't want to lose," Ian Jefferies,
manager at BIARS (Burnham Information and Rescue Support), told
enjoyed by large crowds of people every year and it brings in
lots of trade to the town during the run-up to the carnival. We
need local people to support it."
comments come as a fundraising race night event is being held
this Saturday (1st February) at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge
to raise funds for the display.
most race nights there will be the chance to get very involved
and actually become a horse for a race," said organiser Jordan
will also be a tote for the evening so you'll be able to place
small bets on the horses."
are being sold at the Oaktree at £10 per person to include
a buffet. The event will start at 7 for 7.30pm. All proceeds go
to the Burnham Firework Fund.