5, 2017 Burnham-On-Sea
Fireworks: High winds prompt 'cordon' for display
fireworks display is going ahead as planned tonight (Sunday) at
6.30pm, however gusty onshore winds will mean spectators may not
be able to get as close as usual.
to the strong onshore winds, we are intending to keep spectators
away from a section of the seafront around the top of Pier Street,
near the jetty, to south of the BARB/Coastguard station," one
of the organisers, Phil New, pictured below, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
motorists will be able to park in the Pier Street car park as usual,
no-one will be able to stand in the car park to watch the fireworks
for safety reasons."
is a chance that material from the fireworks will be blown into
those areas so, as a precuation, we are keeping spectators out of
those sections to ensure everyone is safe."
will be able to watch along the North Esplanade as usual and also
south of the BARB/Coastguard station.
organisers are promising a spectacular display. The fireworks will
be launched from a specially-made scaffolding platform on the jetty,
pictured below, due to the high tide.
weather for tonight's fireworks is forecast to be dry and cold,
with a north-westerly breeze, so spectators are being advised to
wrap up warm.
who are running the display, say it will be a "really special"
display with a wide range of dazzling fireworks.
event, which is being held on the night before the Burnham-On-Sea
is overseen by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council and will
be free of charge thanks to local business sponsorship.
will be encouraged to give donations to the Rotary Club charity
and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr Bill Hancock, will announce the countdown
to the display at 6.30pm.
year's sponsors include Home Farm Holiday Park, Positive Wealth
Creation, Highbridge Caravans, PJ Harris Funeral Services, Holley
and Steer, Round Tower Guest House and Newcombe Caravan Park.
The South Esplanade will be closed from 5pm until approximately
7.45pm. The organisers do try to open the roads up as early as possible
after this event once it is safe to do so.
Motorists who park in the Pier Street car park or on the South
Esplanade are advised that there are often delays leaving the event.
Traffic control will be provided by marshalls to try and reduce
the queueing times.