Bloxwich bonfire lights the blue touch paper!

FireworksBloxwich will be a riot of colour next weekend as the borough’s first bonfire and firework display gets under way.

The bonfire at King George V Playing Fields will be lit at 7pm on Saturday 29 October.

Fireworks will delight the crowd from 8pm-8.20pm.

Hundreds of visitors visit the bonfires, organised by Walsall Council’s parks team, every year.

John Millard, Walsall Council senior park ranger, said: “We’re counting down to the first of this year’s three bonfire events and are looking forward to another huge turnout.

“Supervised bonfires are the safest option for all and we’re very proud of our colourful firework displays which are well praised  every time we stage them.”

Food is available at the bonfire event along with children’s rides.

Entry is £3 for adults, £1 for children and free for under fives.
For safety reasons visitors are not allowed to bring their own fireworks or sparklers to the event. No alcohol is allowed and under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

The park rangers still need hundreds of wooden pallets to build the bonfires and are asking businesses, factories and supermarkets to rally round.

John added: “Our bonfires are massive and take some building so any help is much appreciated.

“We have been well supported in previous years by businesses from all over Walsall, as well as slightly further afield, and we hope to attract the same level of support this year.”

Anyone who is able to donate and deliver pallets should contact senior park rangers John Millard on 07736 388409 or John Morris on 07736 388418.