Watford Borough Council

10/24/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/24/2018 05:49

Come along for a spectacular fireworks display brought to you by Watford Borough Council

Come along to the free fireworks display in Cassiobury Park on Saturday 3 November

Watford Borough Council invites you to a dazzling display of fireworks on Saturday 3 November from 6 to 8.30pm in Cassiobury Park.

The popular event, which takes places every year, has kindly been sponsored by Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd and is supported by Watford community radio station Vibe 107.6FM, who compère the stage. Entertainment will start at 6pm, with live performances from Georgia and the Vintage Youth at 6.30pm and again at 7.05pm. The huge bonfire will be lit at 7pm, with a 20-minute firework display starting at 7.30pm. There will be a variety of food and drink outlets, children's funfair rides and bungee trampolines.

The event, as always, is free but volunteers from the Lions Club of Watford and The Peace Hospice will be there on the night, so please do give generously. They will be collecting on behalf of the hospice and other local charities.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: 'Over 40,000 people saw our fantastic fireworks display last year. This is the largest free firework display in Hertfordshire and every year people tell me how much they enjoy the display. Each year we raise thousands of pounds for local charities and I hope that this year people will be as generous as usual. There will be collections taking place with the money raised going to the Peace Hospice, Sign Post and Watford Women's Centre - all vital local charities who do so much good work in our community.'

To keep everyone safe, visitors will not be allowed to bring sparklers, fireworks or alcohol into the park.

Please note that there will be no parking in the Gade Avenue car park from 3pm on Saturday 3 November, apart from a limited number of blue badge spaces. These will be available on a first come first served basis. There are also parking restrictions on nearby roads from 7am to 11pm, so if possible please park in one of the town centre car parks or walk to the park.

Limited car parking is available at the following locations, for £5 per car:

  • Cassiobury Junior School, Bellmount Wood Ave, WD17 3PD (120 spaces, open from 5.45pm)
  • Fullerians Rugby club, Coningesby Drive, WD17 3PB
  • Sun Sports & Social Club, Bellmount Wood Ave, WD17 3BN