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Scouts hope to set a new record at bonfire event
THE date has been set for Knutsford’s popular annual bonfire, and Cheshire firefighters have urged townspeople to attend official events.
Knutsford Scouts bonfire takes place at 6.30pm on Saturday, November 3 in Booths Park, off Chelford Road.
The bonfire and fireworks display, which has been running as a Scouts- organised event since 1976, is looking to build on a record attendance last year.
Neil Pilkington, part of the organising team, said: “It’s a great annual Knutsford event to get wrapped up, put your wellies on and come down and enjoy this spectacular event.”
There is free parking in Booth Park car park, food and drink and lots for the family to enjoy.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to attend official bonfire and fireworks events this year.
Most injuries on or around November 5 occur as a result of people building their own bonfires and setting off their own fireworks.
The message from firefighters is clear to Knutsford residents – go to an official display, which is much safer and always better value for money.
Colin Heyes, the service’s arson reduction officer, said: “This is not about us stopping people having fun – this is about us trying to keep people and property safe from the potentially devastating impact of fire.
“We want people to enjoy themselves over this time, but want them to do it safely.”
Ticket prices for 2012 are £5.50 in advance (£6.50 on the gate), and a family ticket of £18 (two adults, two children) available in advance only.
Tickets for the bonfire can be bought via your local Scouts, Hal Whittaker in Princess Street and Mr Simms and Hallmark Cards in King Street.
You can also buy online at knutsford bonfire.co.uk.
The bonfire has more than 600 friends on Facebook facebook.com/knutsford bonfire and more than 500 followers on Twitter @knutsfrdbonfire.