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Park is set for a firework frenzy

BONFIRE Night will go off with a bang in the borough, with some 15,000 people expected at the Tudor Grange Park event.

BONFIRE Night will go off with a bang in the borough, with some 15,000 people expected at the Tudor Grange Park event.

As recently as last month, there were fears that the firework display would be called off, as organisers struggled to raise funds.

But now Solihull Round Table has confirmed it will go ahead and it’s set to be the largest in the event’s 30 year history.

Visitors are expected to be up by a third, partly because displays in Edgbaston and Pype Hayes have fallen through.

Andrew Cole, one of the organisers, said: “It’s a shame that many of those community displays will not go-ahead.

“We think ours might be the largest in the local area - we’re expecting 5000 more people than last year.

“This display is going to be massive, absolutely first-class; it’ll be 20 minutes long and set to music.

“In fact the council tell me that this is the biggest free event, of any kind, to be held in Solihull.”

Extra FX, a local company, will be providing the fireworks and radio station BRMB are also on board.

This is the third year that the event will be free, though around 30 charities and community groups will benefit from the evening.

And the Round Table are keen to hear from any other voluntary groups who would like to run a stall in the park.

To find out more about the Tudor Grange display, taking place on November 5, go to www.roundtablefireworks.com

 

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