Harlow fireworks night set to return in November
Entertainment / Tue 21st Sep 2021 at 09:28am
HARLOW Council is preparing to hold its fireworks and bonfire night event in Harlow Town Park on Sunday 7 November 2021.
To kick off fireworks night, which will be free entry, the Harlow Playhouse stage will entertain crowds from 5.45pm. The lighting of the bonfire will take place at 6.45pm, followed by the fireworks display at 7pm.
Further information about the event will be released soon. The event was not held last year due to Covid-19 restrictions that meant large gatherings could not take place.
Councillor Joel Charles, Deputy Leader of the council, said: “As Covid restrictions around gatherings and outdoor events have been lifted, the council has decided to move forward with plans to hold fireworks night once again in the Town Park. Fireworks night is one of the town’s most popular community events – thousands of people head to the Town Park to see the display. I am delighted that preparations are underway for the event.
“Although the council is planning to hold the event in its usual size and format, preparations this year will be different and a more cautious approach will be taken than normal to safeguard public health as much as possible. Leading up to the night we will be watching both the local and national Covid situation closely because the council understands this can change quickly. The event will only go ahead if it is safe to do so and government guidance allows. Regular updates on the event will be issued by the council, including information on how people can keep themselves safe on the night.”
Dear Conservatives, now this is an event for which non residents should pay!! Or dedicate it to fund raising for local charities and invited those attending to put cash in collection buckets and boxes. Otherwise it's just lots of money literally going up in smoke.
Time to stop this free event Im sure the money could be spent on something more worthwhile, that doesn't cause distress to animal's & wild life.
Is the fair going to be on again that was great about this firework night used to be there every year as a kid sad for it not to be there
The world says that we need to cut back on emissions and prevent pollution and yet here we are, charging taxpayers money to literally burning money. Stop this stupid “tradition”, it does nothing but waste money and pollute the environment. Most people don’t even know there’s some why they celebrate that day, so cut it. It’s pointlessly wasteful...
This is a chance for the Council to do something better than on most issues, consult the electorate. How about setting up a poll via YH and local Facebook groups to a poll on something like SurveyMonkey. For example: Should the event be held? Should it be free? Should there be a charge to non residents? Should it be dedicated to raising money for local charities? Would people prefer a non polluting laser light show? Would people prefer a formation drone light show? If the consultation works then it might be a great idea to use to ensure public engagement, wishes, moods and participation in many other issues. Council consultation has failed as a process on important issues like Gilden Way, The Stort Valley, flooding, protection of the environment, green spaces, housing development, etc etc etc . This could be a chance to do things differently and better.
How about the potholes?
It is time to stop this event. The local council is cutting back on so many facilities in the town, such as cutting back overhanging vegetation, grass cutting in the parks there are many pavements in the town that cannot be walked on due to brambles and nettles forcing pedestrians into the roads. The fireworks cause massive distress to pets and more so to local wildlife. This event most likely costs the local tax payers around £30,000 and for WHAT? It is not even a corregraphed display!
I love going over there as kids and we all go over family pls don't get rid of its think of people with lots kids not got lots money is free night out them we lose all free club that we had in harlow when I was kids dont let lose this what would kids have in harlow then
Fantastic! Our community needs something to look forward to and so do our children.
I love this event and have been attending for over forty years with my children and now grandchildren Keep up the good work and let people who want to enjoy this event do so let’s face it we need something to look forward to!
Amazing! With prices going up on everything and times being tough for many…this is something for everyone to be able to go and enjoy and see the smiles on children’s faces. I am very grateful for this event! A family night out with community and smiles is exactly what is needed right now. Thank you!