Fireworks’ fuse ready to light

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ARBROATH’S very own fireworks display will be lighting up the night sky as planned according to the new organisers.

This will be the first year the Bonfire Night fireworks display has been organised by a special sub-committee from the Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council.

A spokesperson for the community council said: “We are pleased to announce that the annual fireworks display for Monday, November 5, is to be going ahead as planned.

“As in previous years there is to be a small funfair which will be operating during the display.

“It is hopeful the weather will be on our side for the night, but we are determined not to be put off after the massive effort to ensure the event takes place.”

The funfair at Inchcape Park will open at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display will begin at 7.30 p.m.

The community councillors have worked tirelessly since taking on the role of organisers and it is their hope the event is enjoyed by the people of Arbroath.

It is hoped that donations from the crowd on the night will help to offset the remaining costs of organising the 2012 display while also starting the pot for 2013.

The community council spokesperson added: “We are hopeful of attracting an attendance of 5,000 people like last year and every step has been taken to make sure everyone enjoys themselves on the night.”

Stewards will be on hand for crowd control and to conduct the bucket collection.

Each steward will be clearly identified with official Royal Burgh of Arbroath steward badges and the collection containers are sealed with a matching identification sticker attached.

Under no circumstances give a donation to anyone collecting without proper identification stickers or an unsealed bucket as the money will not be going to the fireworks display fund.

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