Posted: Fri 3rd Nov 2023

Flint Fireworks Display goes ahead tonight despite earlier weather concerns

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 3rd, 2023

Update: Flint Fireworks Display is going ahead tonight following earlier concerns about the weather.

Earlier report: Flint RNLI is currently on standby, with all signs pointing towards a favourable wind for tonight’s much-anticipated fireworks display at the historic Flint Castle.

The final decision on whether the event will proceed will be made at 4 pm today, with the safety of spectators firmly at the helm of considerations.

The RNLI team has been closely monitoring the weather situation on the back of Storm Ciaran which mainly impact the south.

Flint RNLI has said: “As it stands things are looking promising wind wise. The final go/no go decision will be made at 4pm.”

Should the green light be given, entrance gates will open at 6pm and are located on Henry Taylor Street and Castle Street.

In alignment with the event’s commitment to safety, sparklers will be allowed on site, with designated bins for disposal set up around the lifeboat car park area.

However, the organisers have stressed that the event is strictly alcohol-free, and pets will not be allowed on site to ensure a safe environment for all attendees.

The night is not just about the fireworks; it’s a full-scale community event, complete with a fairground and a variety of food stalls and vendors selling light toys.

These attractions will be situated near the lifeboat station, contributing to a vibrant atmosphere leading up to the main event. No parking will be available on-site, encouraging attendees to arrive on foot.

As the clock ticks towards the beacon lighting at 7 pm, followed by the fireworks display set to illuminate the sky at 7:15 pm, anticipation builds for what is promised to be a night of joyous revelry.

The pricing structure is straightforward – £5 for adults and £1 for children, with all proceeds going towards supporting RNLI operations in Flint.

Tracey Kerfoot, Flint RNLI Fundraising Secretary, said, “Flint RNLI volunteers organise Flint town’s firework display with a dual purpose of delivering a safe and enjoyable family event that brings the community together, while simultaneously raising crucial funds for Flint Lifeboat Station. These funds are dedicated to supporting crew training and purchasing lifesaving equipment.”

Tracy extended her thanks to the sponsors, saying, “We are grateful to our supporters and local business sponsors – Flint Town Council, Tata Steel, Essity, Nice-Pak, Polyroof, Roberts Manufacturing, Treboom Brewery, NR Glaziers, John Dale – Accrol Group, Candid Cards, and Parallel Security.” Their generous contributions mean that the funds raised during the night go directly towards supporting Flint RNLI’s core mission of saving lives at sea.

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