We can’t cope with fireworks show success!
There will be no Halloween and firework celebrations in Stockbury this year after the evening became a victim of its own success.
The village’s sixth annual bonfire party last year attracted more than 1,200 people. A post on the Stockbury Halloween and Firework Party Facebook page said: “The large number of people that attended last year is behind the decision not to continue this year.
“The number of people that joined us was close to the capacity that our licence is valid for, hence we decided that it would be prudent to take a year out – the safety of the public being paramount in our decision. We know how much this event is loved and are truly sorry to have to disappoint you this year.
“Thank you all for your loyal support over the last six years, which has made our little village firework event into the big success it has become.”
Last October, a mystery blaze engulfed the wood pile set aside for the bonfire only days before it was due to take place. It went ahead after people donated materials and the stack was rebuilt.
Organisers say the evening is likely return on November 11, next year.