It is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Fireworks event this Friday 15th November 2019.
A number of factors has led to this decision. Ticket sales have continued to drop over the last 3 years. We believe a major contributing factor is the free fireworks event held annually at Preston Park. The amount of tickets currently sold indicates that the event will not be financially viable to run. The worsening weather forecast for Friday does not lead us to believe that on the day ticket sales will improve this situation.
In addition, at the time that we’ve made this decision, the level of volunteers to be able to support the set up, safe running and clearing away of the event is still insufficient. Lastly, the pyrotechnic team have concerns regarding the weather forecast and wind direction on Friday.
We’d like to take the opportunity to thank those of you who have bought tickets and volunteered to give your time and effort to help out.
All online ticket sales will be refunded in due course.