People keep contacting me and asking when Brownhills Bonfire is this year, so tonight I went looking for info – and I can see why folk are asking me, because there’s nothing out there.
All I can tell you at the moment is that there are three borough bonfires planned for 2014: Bloxwwich (King George V playing fields), on Saturday 24th October 2014; Brownhills (Holland Park) on Saturday 1st November 2014 and Willenhall (Memorial Park) on Saturday 8th November 2014.
I have asked the council for clarification as to the event details, and I’ll post them up as soon as I can. Usually the event is about £3 to get in and there are normally kid’s rides and food stalls.
In the meantime, they’re after pallets for the burn-up…
Mark Bonfire Night in Brownhills – pallets needed!
Hundreds of wooden pallets are being sought by Walsall’s park rangers as they set about creating bonfire night celebrations to remember across the borough.
This year’s bonfire and firework displays will take place at King George V Playing Fields, Bloxwich on Saturday 25 October, Holland Park, Brownhills, Saturday 1 November and Willenhall Memorial Park on Saturday 8 November.
John Millard, Walsall Council senior ranger, said: ‘after a busy few weeks of park fun days we need to look ahead to the three bonfires we’re staging.
‘The fires are massive so take a lot of wooden pallets to build. We get through hundreds and hundreds and appeal every year for businesses such as factories or supermarkets to donate and deliver them to us.
‘We’ve had a good response in the past and hope people will come forward again this year’s so we can create celebrations to remember.’
If anyone can donate and deliver wooden pallets they are asked to contact John Millard on 07736 388409 or Clean and Green Services on 01922 654893.
Pallets need to be delivered by the day before each event to allow time for the fires to be built.