Fri, 11 Nov 2016
NEWBURY Lions’ spectacular charity fireworks display will take place this Saturday at Newbury Racecourse.
Earlier this year, the Newbury Weekly News revealed that the popular display would have to be called off for the first time in 35 years, after the organisers and Newbury Racecourse disagreed on a number of key issues.
But after weeks of discussion, the two parties managed to reach an agreement.
The Newbury Weekly News also contributed £500 towards the additional costs the Lions Club of Newbury will incur and also facilitated meetings between the Lions and the Racecourse.
This year, the single point of vehicular access to the racecourse will be via the new bridge from Hambridge Road.
Extra car parking spaces will also be made available on the night.
Organisers are advising people to arrive early as it can often get extremely busy in the half-hour leading up to the fireworks display.
And as it will be loud, organisers have also said parents with young children may want to bring ear plugs/muffs along.
This year there will be a funfair and refreshments. Gates open at 5.30pm, with the display starting at 7.30pm.
The advance price for tickets is £4.50 for adults, £3.50 for children over the age of five, or £15 for a family ticket (two adults, two children). Children under five go free.
Tickets can be purchased from: Tesco stores at Pinchington Lane, Northbrook Street, London Road, Newbury, and Northfield Road, Thatcham; branches of Newbury Building Society in Newbury, Thatcham and Hungerford; Metro Bank, Newbury; the Corn Exchange, Newbury.
Tickets will also be available on the gate, priced at £5 for everyone over five.
Over the years, the popular display has raised more than £250,000 for charity.
For a site map and more details, see pages 32 and 33