Kidsgrove Bonfire is looking like being cancelled this year after Staffordshire Police imposed a long list of improvements that need to be made to the Clough Hall Park event, before they will remove their safety concerns.
Kidsgrove Rotary Club who organise the Kidsgrove Bonfire are said to be exceptionally upset and annoyed that a Kidsgrove iconic event could be withdrawn because of the actions of the Police. It appears that Staffordshire Police have made a list of demands to improve safety, however these are all at exceptionally short notice and would increase the costs of the Kidsgrove event, raising doubts if the event would event be viable.
The Police list of demands for Kidsgrove bonfire include:
It appears the Police have raised these objections following an incident last year where one officer got injured outside the park, after the Kidsgrove event. It is believed that the event can raise up to £6000 for local charities, something that could now be lost from the local community. It is unknown at the moment if anyone else will take on the organising of the bonfire.