Free fireworks display to be held on Northampton's Racecourse on November 5

A free fireworks display organised by Northampton Borough Council will again be held on the Racecourse this year.

Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 11:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:31 pm
Northampton Borough Council is organising a fireworks display on the Racecourse in Northampton

The event, which will be held on Saturday, November 5, will open at 2pm with fairground rides for adults and children, as well as a number of food stalls.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks display will follow at 7pm. The event is expected to finish at 8.30pm.

Last year, more than 18,000 people watched the display on the Racecourse and the council is expecting a similar number of people to attend next month.

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People driving to the event are advised to use the car parks around the town centre including St Michael’s car park, which will be free to use, and a number of nearby car parks that will charge £1 to park in.

The Council is warning that disruption to roads surrounding the Racecourse such as Kettering Road, East Park Parade and St Georges Avenue will be expected from 2pm as people make their way to and from the Racecourse.

There will also be footpath closures from St Georges Avenue and Trinity Avenue across the park to the Kettering Road, whilst the fireworks display is set up.

Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Anna King said: “Our free firework display is always really popular. Each year thousands of people bring their families to enjoy the event as well as the offerings from the restaurants and cafes in and around the town centre.

“This year’s display will no doubt draw just as many people as before, if not more. As a result we are asking people to avoid driving where possible and to make use of public transport. If driving is necessary, please park responsibly and leave plenty of time to get to the Racecourse.”

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