Stage set for firework spectacular
SPARKS, flames and colour will light up tomorrow night's sky as this year's Christchurch Park fireworks takes off.Set to be one of the most visually stunning shows ever, the Ipswich fireworks display will kick off with a bang at 8pm.
SPARKS, flames and colour will light up tomorrow night's sky as this year's Christchurch Park fireworks takes off.
Set to be one of the most visually stunning shows ever, the Ipswich fireworks display will kick off with a bang at 8pm.
Organised by the 11th Scout Group, the Evening Star-sponsored event is set to be East Anglia's premier Guy Fawkes celebration.
Entitled Pure Fireworks, the display – put on by Shell Shock – will feature some of the world's most dazzling pyrotechnics.
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Even the weather looks good for tomorrow – it is forecast to be dry, if a little overcast.
And with the countdown under way, more than 250 volunteers are gearing up for tomorrow's busy night.
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Volunteers will include the control, safety and operations teams, the maintenance crews, the security and gate staff, St John's Ambulance, the on-site doctor and the special constables.
Other sponsors include local businesses BT Exact and Providus Homes, which is sponsoring the BBC Radio Suffolk stage on which band Soul Kitchen will be performing.
There will also be a family-friendly funfair.
Doors open at 6pm, with the first firework being lit at 8pm. All proceeds will go to charity, the majority to support the scouts.
Christchurch Park is situated near Ipswich town centre and people should follow the tourist information signs for Christchurch Mansion.
The entrance gates – for pedestrians - are situated on Soane Street, Bolton Lane, Westerfield Road, Park Road and Fonnereau Road.
But Soane Street will be closed to vehicles for the busiest part of the evening, while Bridle Way will be closed to pedestrians for the whole of the event.
There is no public car parking on the park, but all Ipswich Borough Council car parks will be open including the Civic Centre Spiral and Crown Street multi-storey car parks.
NCP will be operating its normal opening hours.
The Park and Rides at Copdock and Bury Road will be open until 9.30pm tomorrow, dropping off at Tower Ramparts bus station in Ipswich.
Ipswich Buses will provide more staff and services on Tower Ramparts while First Direct will provide larger vehicles on busy bus routes.
People will not be allowed to take alcohol, fireworks, weapons or animals into the display.
Tickets will be available on the door priced £7.50 for adults and £4.50 for children.