THE popular fireworks at the beach in Bournemouth are "still on track" as council chiefs continue to press ahead with a range of summer events.

Earlier this week, BCP Council and CityFibre announced a new partnership for the Poole Quay summer fireworks.

However, the local authority has remained tight lipped on the situation with the weekly evening spectaculars at Bournemouth Pier, which typically take place at around 10pm on Fridays throughout the summer holidays.

When asked about the situation with the displays at the seafront, the local authority did not go into specific information although the move to the third phase of the roadmap out of lockdown was a positive sign.

This came with a warning that the next and potentially final phase of lockdown easing going to schedule would be a factor in the council's plans.

In a response to questions about the Bournemouth fireworks, a statement was issued from Cllr Beverley Dunlop, cabinet lead member for cultural events, on the summer events line-up across the conurbation as a whole.

“As of Monday, we have moved to the next stage of the road map for easing coronavirus restrictions successfully," said Cllr Dunlop.

"With the continued progression we are currently still on track with our planned summer events, and our series of Festival Coast Live! activities which are set to be a highlight of this summer.

"This is of course subject to the next stage being completed as it currently is scheduled to be.”

Last year's summer fireworks were scrapped due to the pandemic, with BCP Council cancelling all of the cultural offerings it organises.

It is hoped that many of the regular and established events will return this summer.

As reported, details of the first confirmed display teams coming to this year's Bournemouth Air Festival set a high bar earlier this week.

The Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will all be in the skies over Poole Bay during the four-day show, which is et to take place in early September.