Brighton fireworks event approved

Posted On 26 Jul 2011 at 4:37 pm

Permission has been granted for a fireworks display in Preston Park a week before Bonfire Night.

Approval was formally given this afternoon by Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, the Brighton and Hove City Council cabinet member for culture, recreation and tourism.

Up to 15,000 people are expected to attend the event on Saturday 29 October which is being organised by a company called Generate Events.

Tickets will cost £10 for adults and £7 for under 16s, with under 3s admitted free. Under 16s will have to be accompanied by an adult.

Within the fenced off area, the organiser plans to have a “golden circle” with adult tickets costing £18 and children’s tickets costing £15.

Councillor Bowden asked for the pricing to include concessions for, for example, pensioners and the unemployed.

A local radio station will provide music for the event which is part of the White Nights Festival.

Food and drink will be on sale but no alcoholic drinks will be available.

The council is to write to people living near Preston Park.

Approval is conditional on a noise management plan being agreed.

The council is likely to receive a fee of about £15,000. This is to be used towards the cost of other community events.

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