Don’t forget it’s the 2016 Brownhills bonfire this Saturday!


Looks really good this year – click for a larger version

Readers are reminded that this Saturday 12th November 2016 sees the annual Brownhills bonfire and firework display in Holland Park – a real post-bonfire night treat for all the family.

I had thought that last year may be the end of such events, but the whole thing has come back bigger and better, with a display of fire skills, fair, food stalls and so on.

Entry is still a pocket-pleasing £4 for adults and £1 for kids – plus little ones under 5 get in free.

For safety reasons – no fireworks or sparklers. No alcohol allowed. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

I congratulate Walsall Council on this event, which I’m genuinely surprised to see.

Bonfire and bangs in Brownhills

Walsall Council’s Clean & Green Service invites you to their last bonfire and fireworks event of the year on Saturday 12 November in Holland Park, Brownhills.

After the success of this year’s bonfires throughout the Walsall Borough, Saturday’s bonfire in Holland Park promises to be another great evening for the family.

The bonfire will be lit at 7.00pm and, from 7.30pm until 8.00pm, the crowds will be entertained by a dazzling display of fire skills in the arena – don’t try this at home! The fireworks display starts at 8.00pm. There will also be a funfair on site, along with hot and cold refreshments.

Councillor Chris Jones, Portfolio Holder for Clean and Green, said:

‘Events like this are fantastic for the community. No matter what age we are, we all have stories about the bonfires we enjoyed when we were kids.’

Parking will be available from 5.30pm at The Parade car park. Entrance gates at The Parade, Black Path and Chester Road North will open at 6.00pm. Payment (cash only) for tickets will be taken at the gates. The cost of entry is £4.00 for adults and £1 for children, with under fives being admitted for free. Parking at The Parade costs £1.00.

The gates will be closed at 8.00pm for around 15 minutes, so visitors are advised to ensure they arrive in plenty of time.

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