Watford Borough Council is once more putting on a fabulous night of free fireworks this year, taking place on Saturday 5 November – Bonfire Night itself – in Cassiobury Park.
The evening kicks off at 6pm, with live music on stage from 6.30pm. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm, and then the highlight of the night – the nineteen-minute long firework display – starts at 7.30pm.
Every year the Watford Lions collects for local charities – last year just under £8,500 was given by fireworks-goers. This year the Lions will be collecting for charities including the Watford Interfaith Association – Mayor Dorothy Thornhill’s chosen charity. Local radio station Vibe 107.6 will compere on stage, and there will be plenty of food and drink stalls, plus of course those all-important glow-sticks to buy.
Councillor Karen Collett, Portfolio Holder for Community, said: “2016 is the council’s ten year anniversary for Fireworks Night – one of the highlights of my year. Thousands of local people come to Cassiobury Park for the fireworks, and it’s great to see so many happy faces all in one place. Please give generously to the Watford Lions to support good work in our community.”
A few quick reminders for the night…
- Parking restrictions are in place on some surrounding roads to the park from 7am to 11pm
- There is no parking in Gade Avenue car park on the afternoon of the event until noon the following day
- The best place to park is in any of the public car parks in the town centre
- There is limited car parking available at Fullerians Rugby club - charged at £5 a car
- There are limited disabled car parking facilities on site, available on a first come first served basis - blue badges must be displayed