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Borough’s bonfires set to be sparklers

04 October 2017

Bonfire at Cronkeyshaw Common in 2015.

Rochdale Borough Council is igniting its flare for fabulous fireworks again this year with another 3 organised displays across the borough.

Residents are set for a 'flamin' good' night at the bonfire events which will take place at:

  • Bowlee Community Park, Middleton, on Tuesday, 31 October 2017
  • Queens Park Road, Heywood, on Wednesday, 1 November 2017
  • Cronkeyshaw Common, Rochdale, on Thursday, 2 November 2017

'Our 3 bonfire events always go off with a bang'

At all events the bonfires will be lit at 7pm and firework displays will start at 7.30pm. Entry is FREE.

There will also be family fun fairs at the Middleton and Heywood events. 

Councillor Neil Emmott, Rochdale Borough Council's cabinet member for housing and environment, said:  "Our 3 bonfire events always go off with a bang and are enjoyed by thousands of residents every year, so make sure you don't miss out on this year's dazzling displays, tasty treats and amazing activities; grab your hats, scarves and gloves and join in the family fun."

More than 4,000 people attended last year's events and it is hoped that this year the numbers attending will sky-rocket.

'Dazzling displays, tasty treats and amazing activities'

The council has organised this year's bonfires in partnership with the Safe4Autumn Treacle Campaign, a joint campaign with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Trading Standards aimed at ensuring everyone has a safe and enjoyable bonfire night.

The Treacle campaign asks people to remember, remember to attend safe, organised events were possible and to always follow the fireworks code when having bonfire parties at home. The campaign also highlights the serious consequences of illegal bonfires, misuse of fireworks and antisocial behaviour.

Advice to help residents have a safe and enjoyable bonfire period is available at Treacle.