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Annually for the last 45 years, the town of Billericay in Essex has held a fireworks display for the local community and this year they are determined to make it bigger and better than ever before.

As well as raising monies for local charities and good causes, this year, they will be producing 5 Willy Wonka style ‘golden tickets’ and popping them into the evening’s programme of events. This will give the recipient the chance to select the worthy cause that is closest to their hearts to receive a donation of £250.00.

Overall the event is expected to raise in the region of £40,000 from both ticket sales and charitable donations on the night.

Catering is high on the list of improvements this year too with a fantastic and tasty hog roast, a Thai Noodle bar and even Italian food concessions all to be washed down with some warming mulled wine.

In addition to the big display which this year has been re-sited to enable even more people to attend without the need to be squashed in together and they are holding a special ‘child friendly’ display a little earlier than the big one especially for the younger children to enjoy with fewer bangs and screeches.

The entertainment schedule is as follows:

• 5:30 Gates open
• 6:15 children’s fireworks display
• 6:30 Torchlight procession
• 6:35 Lighting of the Massive Bonfire
• 6:40 Heart FM roadshow
• 7:55 The chairman of the Round Table offers a warm welcome
• 8:30 D J Marcus

Online Tickets cost:

ADULT (OVER 16) £6.00
KIDS (5 – 15) £4.00
2 CHILDREN £19.50

Please make sure that you book your tickets for the display before midnight on Friday 7th November. If you have booked online, you MUST print off your ticket and you can only gain access through the main gate. Tickets can be bought on the night on the gate but the cost will be higher. PLEASE NOTE you can only purchase a family ticket online, on the night the cost on the gate for a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children will cost £28.00



Essex shopkeepers praised for refusing underage fireworks sales

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SHOPS in Essex have been praised for refusing underage buyers of fireworks.

Essex County Council has applauded shopkeepers after Trading Standards test purchases found that only four of 35 businesses sold fireworks to underage volunteers.

The tests were carried out in Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Uttlesford, Brentwood, Braintree and Maldon.

Two of the four businesses that failed the test were in Basildon, one was in Braintree and one was in Uttlesford.

All the stores that failed the test purchase were given a warning and were re-tested, with only one failing the test a second time and now facing an ongoing investigation.

Tracey Chapman, county council cabinet member for environment and waste said she was pleased the majority of shopkeepers refused sales, but that the council was determined to continue tests.

She said: “Trading Standards continues to conduct test purchases and advisory visits for all age restricted products throughout the year, and we will not hesitate to take further action against those who ignore our warnings.”