Ready for a spectacular show – but play it safe

Peel Fireworks at the beach on Bonfire night''Benji Woodford with a sparkler
Peel Fireworks at the beach on Bonfire night''Benji Woodford with a sparkler

BRIGHOUSE is gearing up for a night of spectacular fireworks and bonfires with many events already being announced for the November 5 weekend.

The Casa Hotel on Elland Road will get the weekend underway with a children’s bonfire night on November 4 between 5pm and 10pm.

The family based celebration will include a flame-breathers show, firework display, kids entertainment, music and various stalls on the Terrace bars.

The next day, there will be a bonfire night extravaganza starting at 7pm. There will be live DJs, performers and a lake projected laser show. Other attractions at the over 18 event include a hog roast and fire-breathers show. Admission starts at 6pm onwards and is £6.

The Rokt climbing gym on Mill Royd Street will be having a bonfire, homemade soup, fire display and family fun on November 4. The free event starts at 5pm with the bonfire being lit at 6pm.

Brighouse Rangers will be holding their bonfire and firework display at the Brighouse Sports club on Russel Way, gates open at 6pm followed by the lighting of the bonfire (6.30pm) and fireworks display (7.30pm).

Tickets bought in advance are £2 for adults and £1 for children. Family of four ticket costs £5. On the gate, adults £3, child £1 and £7 for a family ticket. They can be bought from the club or rugby section.

At Broad Oaks, Hove Edge, Brighouse Juniors will be holding a bonfire and firework display on Sunday, November 6. Gates open at 4pm with the bonfire being lit at 5.30pm. A mini firework display will start at 6pm with the main show at 6.30pm.

There will also be a beer tent, hot dogs, pie and peas, hot drinks, toffee apples, parkin, sweets and glow sticks. Tickets cost £4 for adults and children £2, and are on sale until November 4 at Kershaws Garden Centre and Brighouse Juniors on match days.

During this time of the year police notice a significant rise in reports of anti-social behaviour especially on Bonfire Night itself.

Inspector Mohammed Nawaz, who heads the Lower Valley NPT, said: “I would ask all parents and guardians to ensure that they know where their children are and what they are up to. I don’t want my officers knocking on their doors to give them a lecture on parental responsibilities.

“Children knocking on peoples doors and asking for trick or treats in itself does cause a lot of concern and distress to residents, especially the elderly.

“Secondly could I encourage people to attend organised bonfire’s. Last year we had incidents where people were setting piles of rubbish on fire. I would rather my officers dealt with priority crimes rather than dealing with children lighting fires and fireworks.”