I had this press release through from Walsall Council this week, and I think it’s quite important. Most of us enjoy a good burn up on bonfire night, so in the community spirit, can you help with some fuel? If you can, Walsall Park Rangers would be really pleased to hear from you.
Donations are also requested for a certain local web geek who whittles news sites out of scrap wood for a hobby. It’s not easy being green.
Walsall Council PR 8354 15/10/2012 [For Immediate Release]
Piles of pallets please!
Walsall’s park rangers are desperate to get their hands on hundreds of wooden pallets so they can make sure the borough’s three bonfires go with a bang again this year.
Bonfires are being held at King George V Playing Fields, Bloxwich, on Saturday 27 October, Holland Park, Brownhills, on Saturday 3 November and Green Flag Award-winning Willenhall Memorial Park on Saturday 10 November 2012.
The rangers need piles of wooden pallets to build the massive fires and have renewed their appeal for plenty of wood.
John Millard, Walsall Council senior park ranger, said: “The fist of our three bonfires is just over a fortnight away and we need absolutely hundreds of wooden pallets to build it.
“Businesses from all over Walsall, as well as outside the borough, have rallied to our call in previous years and we hope to see the same support this year.
“If there’s any factories, supermarkets or warehouses that have any unwanted pallets can they please donate and deliver them to us.”
Thousands of people visit the borough’s bonfires and firework displays every year as they offer a family event in a safe environment.
Anyone who is able to donate and deliver pallets should contact John Millard on 07736 388409, or Trevor Cockayne on 07736 388414.