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Bradley Stoke fireworks display raises £2,862 for Mayor’s charities

Posted on Thursday 5th November 2015 at 3:46 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display 2015.

On Sunday 1st November 2015, Bradley Stoke Town Council hosted its annual fireworks event for the thirteenth year running. It was another successful year, where thousands came out to enjoy the fireworks once more.

The Mayor, Cllr Roger Avenin, commented:

“I and many others, enjoyed yet another wonderfully successful fireworks event in Bradley Stoke. It’s a fantastic community-building occasion, and it allows us to look back to a noteworthy event in our national history; the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.”

“As Mayor, I would like to take to opportunity to thank a mass of volunteers, who kindly gave up their time to help collect for the mayoral charities. This year, your kind donations at the fireworks raised £2,862.33, bringing a grand total of £7,275.30 collected for the 2015/16 Mayor’s charities to date.”

“Thank you for your thoughtful generosity, as every penny will go to two worthy charities, Age UK South Gloucestershire and the RSPCA Bristol and District Branch.”

“Now entering the last part of 2015, I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everybody well over this coming winter. I hope you all have a peaceful and happy Christmas.”

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Fireworks this Sunday at the Jubilee Centre

Posted on Saturday 1st November 2014 at 8:17 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Firework Display 2012.

Bradley Stoke Firework Display 2014.

Bradley Stoke’s ever-popular Town Council Fireworks Display takes place on Sunday (2nd November 2014) at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road [BS32 8HL, map].

As in previous years, entrance to the display is free but there will an entry point collection for the Mayor’s charities, which this year are the Royal British Legion and the Great Western Air Ambulance.

With the costs of the fireworks borne by the council, every penny collected at the event goes to charity. Last year, a total of £3,247 was raised through the collection and contributions from traders.

Gates open at 4:30pm with hot food served from 4:45pm. The display itself starts at 6pm.

No alcohol is allowed on site and sparklers are also forbidden.

Visitors are asked to walk to the venue as no car parking will be available at the Jubilee Centre or on neighbouring streets, with the exception of disabled badge holders.

Those arriving by car are advised to park at the Willow Brook Centre (Tesco Extra) [BS32 8EF, map] and walk to the display.

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Fireworks display raises thousands for local charities

Posted on Thursday 22nd November 2012 at 3:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Firework Display 2012.

The tenth annual Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display raised more than £4,000 for charitable causes, according to a report presented to last night’s meeting of the Town Council.

As in previous years, the highly popular 15-minute display was put on by Kimbolton Fireworks, the company behind displays at the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics and the starting countdown was led by Bradley Stoke’s own resident Paralympian Karen Butler, who placed sixth in her fourth Paralympics at London this year.

With no charge for entry, the crowd of over 4,000 were asked for donations to the Mayor’s Charities, with bucket collections bringing in £3,667 on the night. A further £435 donated by traders brought the total to £4,102, which will be shared by the Alzheimer’s Society Bradley Stoke Sports & Social Club and the Have a Heart ChildLine Appeal.

Thanking the public, Town Mayor Cllr Charlotte Walker said:

“We were delighted with the turnout this year and once again the generosity of residents’ donations has been tremendous.”

“I’d like to thank the staff and volunteers who assisted in making the event a success and of course Karen for joining us as our guest of honour on the night”

The report reveals that the Council employed a private security company (at a cost of £526) to monitor Savages Wood Road and the pedestrian access route from Braydon Avenue. A new system of installing temporary barriers down the centre of Savages Wood Road is said to have “worked well” in keeping a clear emergency access route, although some spectators are reported to have tried to move the barriers as the crowd left the site following the end of the display.

More: Cost of staging event put at £7,393 »

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Fireworks this Sunday at the Jubilee Centre

Posted on Friday 2nd November 2012 at 9:13 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Firework Display 2012.

Bradley Stoke’s ever-popular Town Council Fireworks Display takes place this year on Sunday (4th November 2012) at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road [BS32 8HL, map].

As in previous years, entrance to the display is free but there will an entry point collection for the Mayor’s charities, which this year are the Alzheimer’s Society Bradley Stoke Sports & Social Club and the Have a Heart Childline Appeal.

Last year’s display was watched by a record crowd estimated at nearly eight thousand and it raised £4,894 for the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group and the Bradley Stoke Scouts.

With the costs of the fireworks borne by the Council, every penny collected at the event goes to charity.

Gates open at 4:30pm with hot food served from 4:45pm. The display itself starts at 6pm.

No alcohol is allowed on site and sparklers are also forbidden.

Visitors are asked to walk to the venue as no car parking will be available at the Jubilee Centre or on neighbouring streets, with the exception of disabled badge holders.

Those arriving by car are advised to park at the Willow Brook Centre (Tesco Extra) [BS32 8EF, map] and walk to the display.

Families unable to make Sunday’s event in Bradley Stoke have the choice of alternative displays in Downend tonight (Friday) and Winterbourne on Saturday. More details on our Fireworks Display page.

For more ideas of things to do over the weekend, take a look at our What’s On page – the most comprehensive guide to events in and around Bradley Stoke. Example include:

  • Half-term family roller skating at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre this afternoon (Friday 2nd November)
  • A nature conservation workday tomorrow (Saturday 3rd November) in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve
  • Stokes Cycling Club’s novice bike ride to Westerleigh on Sunday morning (4th November)

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