Wood you please help?

No need to light up another listed building – just pop down to your local park. They could, however, do with some pallets. Can you help? Image from Standard Fireworks.

Taking my life in my hands, I thought I’d run this press release 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.

Seasonal plea from Walsall’s park rangers

Summer may not quite be over yet but Walsall Council’s park rangers are already turning their attention to this year’s borough bonfires and have made their seasonal plea for wooden pallets.

Bonfires are being held at King George V Playing Fields, Bloxwich, on Saturday 26 October, Holland Park, Brownhills, on Saturday 2 November and Green Flag Award-winning Willenhall Memorial Park on Saturday 9 November 2013.

Hundreds of wooden pallets are needed to make the bonfires a decent size and the park rangers rely on donations from supportive businesses and organisations.

Malcolm Morris, Walsall Council senior park ranger, said: “Our bonfires are massive and really take some building so we have to start asking now for loads of pallets to get the job done.

‘We’ve got three bonfires scheduled and do need hundreds and hundreds of wooden pallets which we’ve managed to get off businesses in previous years. We’re asking any factories, supermarkets or warehouses that have any unwanted pallets if they will 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 Malcolm Morris or John Millard on 01922 654893 or 654895.

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