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Firefighters in Newark will be helping to put some sparkle into this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations whilst raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity, when they stage their first ever firework display at Sconce and Devon Park.
The spectacular professional display, which takes place on Friday 4 November, will see the sky above Boundary Road lit up in a burst of colour, as the fireworks are set off in sequence to the accompaniment of an impressive musical soundtrack. There will also be a bonfire and refreshments available making it a great night out for all the family.
The bonfire and firework extravaganza are part of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s drive for a safer Bonfire Night, by encouraging people to attend an organised display rather than risk fire and injury by attempting to light bonfires and fireworks at home.
Station Manager Glenn Mears explains: “This is the first time an event of this kind has been staged in Newark, and we are hoping that it will prove a big success. Firework safety is something our crews take very seriously, and our message at this time of year is always to take the family to an organised display instead of attempting to light uncontrolled bonfires and fireworks at home and risking injury.
“Our local firefighters have undertaken specialist training in order to deal with fireworks in a safe and controlled manner and are looking forward to giving the people of Newark a fantastic display and a night to remember. They are also hoping to raise as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity, a cause that is very close to their hearts.”
The firework display has been made possible through funding from Nottinghamshire County Council and Newark and Sherwood District Council. Money raised on the night will go towards helping The Fire Fighters Charity to continue providing pioneering therapy and support to fire service personnel and their families in times of need.
The gates will open at 6 pm. Entry is £3 for adults and £1.50 for children and senior citizens.
On Saturday 5 November Stapleford firefighters will stage their annual bonfire and firework displays in conjunction with The George Spencer Academy in Arthur Mee Road. The gates will open at 6 pm and there’ll be two spectacular displays, complete with laser lights and music, at 7 pm and 7.45 pm. Other attractions include fairground rides, live music, a bar, hot food and drinks, tombola and a raffle, with all monies raised divided between The Fire Fighters Charity and The Friends of George Spencer Academy. Parking is available at the nearby Japanese Water Gardens.
Tickets are available in advance from The George Spencer Academy, The Sherwin Arms pub, Bramcote Farm Shop in Derby Road and Stapleford Fire Station (Mondays only, 9 am – 11 am and 7 pm – 9 pm) priced at £2 for adults and £1 for children. A family ticket is also available, admitting two adults and two children for £5. Tickets purchased on the night will be £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.