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Fireworks light up (some of) the skies

It's even darker up the north end of Liverpool this Bonfire Night as civic displays cancelled - but all is not lost...

Published on November 3rd 2011.

Fireworks light up (some of) the skies

FIREWORK lovers living in the north end Liverpool will get the fuzzy end of the sparkler this bonfire night as cash-strapped councils' austerity measures kick in. 

There wil be no firework display in Walton Hall Park, Liverpool City Council has announced, citing budgetary reasons for cancelling the free event. A cold bucket of water has also been poured over civic displays in Sefton*.


However the skies will be lit up over the south end: The Sefton Park display will go ahead, as will that in Newsham Park. 

The two have been chosen as the most appropriate venues, as they are open parks with the capacity to deal with the expected increase in visitors, says the council. 

“The City Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause but has done its best to maintain a free fireworks display despite the current financial difficulties,” the statement reads. 

Visitors to the displays, (which start at 7.30pm on Saturday November 5) are advised to travel on foot or public transport. 

There is limited accessible parking at Croxteth Gate, Sefton Park and at Gardners Drive, Newsham Park. 

Meanwhile all is not lost once you get past Canning Dock.  Well it is actually, because Sefton's free displays are cancelled for the same financial reasons.

If you are prepared to pay, however, on Friday, from 6.30pm, the Waterloo Rugby Club will be staging its popular annual event. 

Another apology*

Meanwhile Hesketh Round Table has organised a family bonfire and firework display in aid of Help For Heroes on Saturday. It will be held at Victoria Park in Rotten Row, Southport from 6.30pm,

The fireworks will begin at 8pm with the event closing at 10pm. Tickets are £7 for adults and £3 for children aged five-14. Under fives are free.

*(Editor's note: This updates our earlier story where we said that free displays were going ahead in Sefton. Apologies to readers, and to Sefton Council, for publishing duff information).

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