Beverley Westwood Lions will be hosting their annual Bonfire & Fireworks on Tuesday 5 November.
The hugely popular event promises as ever to be a spectacular one that is sure to draw in massive crowds.
As an event, it holds a special place in the hearts of residents in Beverley while it also pulls in visitors from neighbouring villages and Hull.
This year will be no different, with thousands expected to attend Beverley’s premier firework display.
Beverley Westwood Lions will be getting proceedings underway at 6.45PM with the lighting on of the bonfire. The display will begin shortly afterwards at 7PM. As with previous years, this honour will fall to the Mayor of Beverley, Duncan Jack.
Cllr Jack who is also a member of the Lions Club says he absolutely thrilled to be lighting the bonfire. Speaking about the event he said;
“I am absolutely thrilled to be lighting the bonfire this year. As soon as I have done this I will be helping the other lions with the bucket collection.”
“As an event, we need to raise around £9,000 to break even, so I would like to urge people to be generous with their donations.”
“This year we have spent even more on the fireworks to ensure there is a spectacular finale.”
“Anyone wanting to bring timber for the bonfire is welcome to do so. However, we can only accept clean timber like old pallets. If you are planning on bringing timber for use to burn this needst to be done on the 5 November and not before.”
Beverley Westwood Lions Event Offers More Than Just Fireworks
Aside from the bonfire and fireworks, there will also be a number of stalls and rides. Those attending are also being asked to observe the fireworks code.
Cllr Jack added;
“We know people like to have sparklers on Bonfire night so have some specially designated areas. It is important that anyone who plans on having sparklers sticks to these areas.”
“Once you have finished with your sparklers we ask people discard of them in the sand buckets provided. Leaving them on the pasture causes issues for thw cattle as they end up lodged in their feet.”
Beverley Westwood Lions are keen to remind people that during the event there is no onsite parking. Road closures will also be in place from the early evening.
Anyone wishing to help with bucket collections on the night should contact the club through their Facebook Page.