02 November 2009 (Archived)
Following a number of calls from members of the community in South East Northumberland, the County Council has confirmed that there will be no firework event in Blyth this November.
A spokesperson said: “We are planning to support the running of a public event in South East Northumberland in the coming months, but there will unfortunately be no fireworks event this November.
“While no event has been promoted or publicised this year a large number of people have called because they have attended an event in previous years, and we are sorry for any disappointment.
“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of enquiries we have received and are extremely grateful for the amount of support the public have showed for the ‘Blyth in a New Light’ style events.
“We would like to assure people that plans are underway to hold a public event in the coming months – and will provide further information as soon as possible.
The council wants to encourage people to stay safe this bonfire night by attending an organised display and following the Bonfire and Fireworks codes.
Chief fire officer and director of community safety at Northumberland County Council Brian Hesler said: “We want everyone to have a happy and memorable bonfire night – for the right reasons. I would urge everyone to make sure they attend a reputable organised bonfire and fireworks display, which will have safety measures in place. Going to an organised display means that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable evening.”
Should you wish to attend an organised fireworks display, there are professionally run events taking place on the 7th November from 6pm at Hexham and on the 8th November, from 5pm at Morpeth Rugby Club.
In neighbouring North Tyneside the annual fireworks display returns to The Links, Whitley Bay on 1st November. The spectacular free organised display is a family favourite and will feature food stalls and fairground rides.
Further information on firework and bonfire safety, and about events in Northumberland, is available on the website http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/
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