Southwark council’s annual firework display will return for its 16th year in Southwark

Southwark council’s annual firework display, free for residents, will return for its 16th year in Southwark Park on November 5, writes Bridie Whiton, Local Government Correspondent.

The event, which the authority spends £80,000 on, will for the first time have accessible toilets with a hoist and changing bench, so more disabled young people and adults are able to enjoy the festivities.

Gates will open at 5pm with the authority promising food, drink, fire dancers and a funfair to entertain the crowds. Last entry will be at 6.30pm.

Anyone interested in going will need to book a ticket online – free for those who live in the borough.

The accessible toilets will open up the event to more residents, Cllr Rebecca Lury said.

The cabinet member for leisure said: “I am delighted that the addition of a Mobiloo will open up this year’s fireworks to more people than ever before.

I would encourage everyone who lives in Southwark to log on, book their free ticket and join us for a magnificent annual fireworks display.”

Ticket holders are strongly advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid lengthy queues.

Anyone planning on attending should be aware that local routes to the park will be very busy on the night.

Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Visit www.southwark.gov.uk/fireworks for tickets and more information.

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