Friday night fireworks returning to Bournemouth over the summer

Fireworks will light up our Friday nights again

Fireworks will light up our Friday nights again

First published in News

FRIDAY night fireworks are returning with a big bang as Bournemouth launches its free summer fun programme.

The firework displays are making a welcome return to the town after an absence of five years.

This Friday will spark a host of free events that are to take place throughout the summer months.

The displays can be viewed from the East and West Pier at 10pm every Friday night throughout August. They are part of the Friday Family Fiestas being run by Bournemouth tourism and are the finale to a host of activities starting at 7pm.

Other activities include stilt walkers, street performers and circus workshops.

The displays are taking place on July 22 and 29 and August 5, 12 and 26.

The Kids Fun Festival runs from August 1-28 (weather permitting) where children can enjoy story times in the lower gardens from favourite children’s characters between 11am and 5pm.

And on Wednesday evenings visitors to the lower gardens will see a return of the much-loved Candle Nights.

Back with a new look this summer, the lower gardens will be illuminated with hundreds of tea lights.

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4:39pm Thu 21 Jul 11

EGHH says...

And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.
And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right. EGHH
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4:44pm Thu 21 Jul 11

Adrian XX says...

EGHH wrote:
And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.
These displays are paid for by sponsors and not by the council.
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.[/p][/quote]These displays are paid for by sponsors and not by the council. Adrian XX
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5:27pm Thu 21 Jul 11

steveatbournemouth says...

Dear EGHH, have you ever thought before you speak - IT'S PAID BY SPONSERS.
Dear EGHH, have you ever thought before you speak - IT'S PAID BY SPONSERS. steveatbournemouth
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6:25pm Thu 21 Jul 11

Bournemouthstorm says...

EGHH wrote:
And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.
They will cost the council the same as last year. NOTHING.
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.[/p][/quote]They will cost the council the same as last year. NOTHING. Bournemouthstorm
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8:20pm Thu 21 Jul 11

ShuttleX says...

Even if the Council do pay some money towards these family events, I think it is money well spent. I do have sympathy for those losing their day centres etc, but these events are actually aimed at the locals of Bournemouth for a change. Tourists are obviously welcome, but my grandchildren had a great time last year when I took them down the park and beach while my daughter had to go to work. There isn't that much for our children to do in the summer holidays that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, but this is one of them. A nice picnic and great fun. That has to be worth some of our tax money. As others have said, sponsers pay for the fireworks, but I believe the Council contribute towards the infrastructure like security/rubbish collection and extra policing. I have my fingers crossed for some decent weather, but as I type this, it is chucking it down !!
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The one thing I would like to see this year is more police at the bus stops in Gervis road after the fireworks. I know they can not be everywhere, but the drunken idiots who ran riot there last year spolit the evening for the little ones who were quite frightened. Other then that, it was great, and of course Free!!
Even if the Council do pay some money towards these family events, I think it is money well spent. I do have sympathy for those losing their day centres etc, but these events are actually aimed at the locals of Bournemouth for a change. Tourists are obviously welcome, but my grandchildren had a great time last year when I took them down the park and beach while my daughter had to go to work. There isn't that much for our children to do in the summer holidays that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, but this is one of them. A nice picnic and great fun. That has to be worth some of our tax money. As others have said, sponsers pay for the fireworks, but I believe the Council contribute towards the infrastructure like security/rubbish collection and extra policing. I have my fingers crossed for some decent weather, but as I type this, it is chucking it down !! . The one thing I would like to see this year is more police at the bus stops in Gervis road after the fireworks. I know they can not be everywhere, but the drunken idiots who ran riot there last year spolit the evening for the little ones who were quite frightened. Other then that, it was great, and of course Free!! ShuttleX
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1:16am Fri 22 Jul 11

s-pb2 says...

Adrian XX wrote:
EGHH wrote:
And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.
These displays are paid for by sponsors and not by the council.
What about the hours of work put into organisation, the clean up of the beach after, overtime for tourism department workers, meetings with emergency services beforehand etc... Im sure sponsors dont pay for all that
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.[/p][/quote]These displays are paid for by sponsors and not by the council.[/p][/quote]What about the hours of work put into organisation, the clean up of the beach after, overtime for tourism department workers, meetings with emergency services beforehand etc... Im sure sponsors dont pay for all that s-pb2
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7:09am Fri 22 Jul 11

Rikthe sweep says...

Glad to see the moaning minnies are out to dampen the fireworks again,
Glad to see the moaning minnies are out to dampen the fireworks again, Rikthe sweep
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9:37am Fri 22 Jul 11

Glashen says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Adrian XX wrote:
EGHH wrote:
And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.
These displays are paid for by sponsors and not by the council.
What about the hours of work put into organisation, the clean up of the beach after, overtime for tourism department workers, meetings with emergency services beforehand etc... Im sure sponsors dont pay for all that
The council charge fee's to the many traders and businesses that operate in the square, pier approach, gardens and other areas so maybe putting on a firework display to bring in visitors to make these enterprises and others viable is just good business. As others have pointed out the Fireworks are sponsored anyway. But s-pb2 maybe it would be better to actively discourage people coming into the town that might save a few pennies on sweeping up after them. I despair!
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: And how much are these fireworks going to cost the council? In a climate where cuts are being made to services I am appalled that money is being wasted on this. The same goes for the Poole Fireworks, its about time local councils got their priorities right.[/p][/quote]These displays are paid for by sponsors and not by the council.[/p][/quote]What about the hours of work put into organisation, the clean up of the beach after, overtime for tourism department workers, meetings with emergency services beforehand etc... Im sure sponsors dont pay for all that[/p][/quote]The council charge fee's to the many traders and businesses that operate in the square, pier approach, gardens and other areas so maybe putting on a firework display to bring in visitors to make these enterprises and others viable is just good business. As others have pointed out the Fireworks are sponsored anyway. But s-pb2 maybe it would be better to actively discourage people coming into the town that might save a few pennies on sweeping up after them. I despair! Glashen
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10:01am Fri 22 Jul 11

The Liberal says...

What's so special about fireworks? There used to be a time when they were a rarity, perhaps only seen on one night of the year. Now they're going off all year long and many people are completely fed up with them.
What's so special about fireworks? There used to be a time when they were a rarity, perhaps only seen on one night of the year. Now they're going off all year long and many people are completely fed up with them. The Liberal
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2:13pm Fri 22 Jul 11

tusitalia says...

The Liberal wrote:
What's so special about fireworks? There used to be a time when they were a rarity, perhaps only seen on one night of the year. Now they're going off all year long and many people are completely fed up with them.
I think it was Beethoven who said, "When a man is tired of fireworks, he is tired of life!" And I think he was quite right - though he probably was unable to hear them later in life.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: What's so special about fireworks? There used to be a time when they were a rarity, perhaps only seen on one night of the year. Now they're going off all year long and many people are completely fed up with them.[/p][/quote]I think it was Beethoven who said, "When a man is tired of fireworks, he is tired of life!" And I think he was quite right - though he probably was unable to hear them later in life. tusitalia
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4:44pm Fri 22 Jul 11

EGHH says...

Well all I can say is well done to the sponsors, pity they don't sponsor something useful.
Well all I can say is well done to the sponsors, pity they don't sponsor something useful. EGHH
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11:08pm Fri 22 Jul 11

tusitalia says...

EGHH wrote:
Well all I can say is well done to the sponsors, pity they don't sponsor something useful.
@EGHH: The words "grapes" and "sour" come to mind - though not necessarily in that order. :-)
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: Well all I can say is well done to the sponsors, pity they don't sponsor something useful.[/p][/quote]@EGHH: The words "grapes" and "sour" come to mind - though not necessarily in that order. :-) tusitalia
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12:54pm Sat 23 Jul 11

ILoveBoscombe says...

An absence of five years? Surely not?
An absence of five years? Surely not? ILoveBoscombe
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