seafront fireworks will start early to attract more families
seafront fireworks display will be held at a family-friendly time
this year, councillors have agreed this week.
traditional fireworks display will be held on Sunday November 5th,
the night before the Burnham-On-Sea
councillors on the council's Town Projects Committee have this week
voted in favour of an early 6.30pm start time, instead of 7pm or
7.30pm as in some previous years.
Michael Clarke told the meeting: "An early start is better
for all concerned - it draws a bigger crowd because families with
younger children can attend - and that helps bring in more people
to the town centre."
Phil Harvey said that while he supports the event, he would like
to see more businesses approached for donations to reduce the cost
on the council.
Clerk Tatiana Cant added that this year's display will coincide
with a high tide and therefore the display will be more costly to
hold due to the need for scaffolding on the jetty.