Harlow Fireworks light up the sky!
News / Mon 3rd Nov 2014 am30 11:12am
ANOTHER bumper crowd of over 15,000 enjoyed Harlow’s annual firework and bonfire night celebrations last night (Sunday 2 November 2014).
The event organised by Harlow Council with support from Great Parndon Community Association is one of the biggest free admission displays in the East of England. The annual event has been running for over 40 years.
The night’s celebrations begun at 5.30pm with a funfair and the Heart 101.7 music roadshow hosted breakfast show presenters Martin and Su. The Chair of Harlow Council, Councillor Ian Beckett, accompanied by the Ugly Sisters from the forthcoming Cinderella pantomime at the Playhouse lit the bonfire at 6.45pm. A spectacular 20-minute fireworks display lit up the skies from 7.15pm.
Councillor Ian Beckett, Chair of Harlow Council, said: “I am very pleased to say Harlow Council has provided another great event enjoyed by thousands of people. There was a huge amount of cheers and applause at the end of the fireworks display so we know we put on a great show. There are not many free admission events like this nowadays and the Council’s display is one of the biggest, if not the biggest in the area. By putting on a public display means that many local families can celebrate this occasion together in safety rather than organise their own events.
“I would like to say a huge thanks to Council staff, stewards, David Shimmen from Great Parndon Community Association and volunteers who worked hard all day and into the evening to make sure that this event was such a success.”
More than £110 was raised through donations for the Chair of Harlow Council’s chosen charities – No Child Without, The Chocolate Run and Gibberd Garden.
Photos courtesy of Harlow Council and on Twitter from @ereedtac
I'm sure the thousands who turn up for this free event all felt it was a hugely enjoyable display. Can I place on public recorded our collective thanks to the many partners who supported and provided assistance to enable a safe and enjoyable community event to take place. Yet again Harlow council staff were at the front of this with the months of planning prior to the night. I would like to personal thank them. Harlow at its best.
Couldn't agree more Tony! Well done all!