Fireworks: public safety came first

PUBLISHED: 09:33 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:43 15 June 2010

Re: Mrs Howes' letter in the Midweek Herald, November 26, about the firework display at Cloakham Lawns. Mrs Howes, the reason it was deferred to a later date was due to public safety which is paramount with the general public present. You may remember it

Re: Mrs Howes' letter in the Midweek Herald, November 26, about the firework display at Cloakham Lawns.Mrs Howes, the reason it was deferred to a later date was due to public safety which is paramount with the general public present.You may remember it was a horrible evening with rain and very strong winds. Not being a "Mickey Mouse" outfit, we employed a very professional company to organise the firework display. It was their opinion that the conditions were far too dangerous to go ahead with the display. A couple of fireworks were tried, and instead of going up to the heavens, the two examples went horizontally towards the large numbers of the public that were present.Common sense prevailed and the general consensus was to postpone the event to Friday December 5, when we will add a Christmas flavour to the evening and Father Christmas will be present.Cloakham Lawns, being a registered charity, arrange events like this at Cloakham to raise funds to enable us to provide facilities for the town in general.I would wish to extend an invitation to you to visit Cloakham during the daylight and to show you the facilities, as we at Cloakham strive to provide for the public.On behalf of Cloakham, may we wish you a very Happy Christmas and hope to see you at Cloakham in the New Year.L Haynes Cloakham Lawns

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