Great News! At a meeting in Clough Hall Park this afternoon Kidsgrove Rotary have been given the go ahead to stage this year's Bonfire & Fireworks Display. The meeting between representatives from Newcastle Borough Council, Police Service, Fire Service and Kidsgrove Rotary ended with Rotary being granted permission as long as all the criteria raised is fulfilled. Past President of the Rotary Club, Ralph Rhodes, answered all the questions put to him from all aspects of the criteria which included safety, marshalling, lighting, etc. Mayor Kyle Robinson sat in on the meeting and said he was extremely happy with the result.
This year's Bonfire and Fireworks Display will be held on Saturday 2nd November at Clough Hall Park as normal, the gates will open at 6pm. This year the expected entrance fee will be: £8 per person 16 years & over, £4 per child 4 years to 15 years, £20 per family of 2 adults & 2 children (£3 per extra child) and £4 concessions. The entrance fee has had to be increased due to the extra safety costs that are required but is necessary so that the public can enjoy the evening in a safe environment.
Whilst the entrance fee has been raised it is well to note that this has not changed for the past 6 years, last years charges were not implemented by Rotary. All proceeds from the event will go mainly to local charities.
See you on 2nd November and remember, if you are lighting any fireworks yourself, please read the instructions, make sure you understand them, stand a SAFE distance away and don't try to relight a firework either. Dispose of spent fireworks SAFELY.