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Change of venue for Lambeth’s annual fireworks display

Lambeth’s 2013 fireworks display will take place in Brockwell Park on Tuesday 5th November 2013 and not Clapham Common as originally planned. Lambeth council has confirmed Brockwell Park as the venue for the annual fireworks display after careful consideration of the impact of holding a major event on local transport routes around Clapham during the evening rush hour. Major roads affected by the event include the South Circular road and red routes around Clapham Common. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Brockwell Park will host a spectacular display of fireworks created by the team responsible for the London 2012 Olympics fireworks show. Other activities at the event in Brockwell Park on Tuesday 5th November 2013 will include a funfair, stalls, music, food outlets and fully-licensed bars. The event is free of charge for local residents and visitors to attend.

Cllr Sally Prentice, said, “Today we can confirm that Lambeth’s annual fireworks show will take place in Brockwell Park on November 5th this year, rather than Clapham Common. The event is one of the biggest annual firework displays in London and one of the best in the country. Attending an organised event like Lambeth’s annual firework display is the safest way for residents to enjoy a truly spectacular fireworks show. We encourage everyone to come to Brockwell Park on the 5th November to enjoy this fantastic event.”

1. Hosting one of London’s biggest fireworks displays requires significant funding by Lambeth council. This year, for the first time, people attending the fireworks’ display will be asked to make a voluntary donation which will be used to fund next year’s event by making a donation online or at the event. This follows a voluntary donation initiative at the 2013 Lambeth Country Show

2. Lambeth’s annual fireworks event begins at 5pm and finishes at 10pmon Tuesday 5th November 2013. More information on; http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/EventsInParks/Fireworks.htm

C. Everyone attending should check; http://www.tfl.gov.uk to plan their journey to and from Brockwell Park.

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