Town council hoping to put sparkle back

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A town council is hoping to put the ‘sparkle’ back into residents lives, by re-introducing its free firework display next month.

The event organised by Shirebrook councillors is part of the council’s aim to ‘give something back’ to the community .

Last year the council was forced to cancel the annual event because of budget restrictions, but members agreed for the extravaganza to make a welcome return.

Chairman of the town council, Andrew Anderson, said: “We’ve done them over the years but last year the financial situation was not very good so we made a decision to cancel.

“We did not think it was good to spend that money at the time because it was needed elsewhere.

“There were a few grumbles about it not being on but we are very pleased to have it back, they are always well received by the public, as are the Christmas and summer fairs that we hold.

“It’s about the council giving something back.

The evening is planned for Saturday, 2nd November, at Shirebrook Leisure Centre field, starting at 6.30pm, with the fireworks set to begin at 8.30pm

Because of health and safety red tape, there will be no bonfire, but the council is promising plenty of fun, including fairground rides for children, face painting, food and drink and a disco planned in the leisure centre after the firework display, which is free entry.