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All welcome at Bedale bonfire but no sparklers
5:02pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
ORGANISERS of one of the region's most successful community bonfires have appealed to people not to bring sparklers.
Last year more than 5,000 people attended the bonfire and fireworks display at Bedale which cost more than £9,000 to stage.
This year the organisers say it will be even bigger and better, but they are supporting an appeal by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue in asking people not to bring sparklers to the event.
The event is being held in the park next to Bedale Hall on Saturday, November 2. The bonfire will be lit at 18.15pm and the fireworks display, which is set to dramatic music, runs from 7pm.
Sue Scurlock, Secretary of Bedale Bonfire committee said:”It’s a fantastic event and we welcome everyone.
"A lot of work goes into organising it and it gets better and better every year.
"But we would recommend that people do not bring sparklers, they can be dangerous.
"North Yorkshire Fire and rescue do have particularly appealed for no sparklers. Last year I couldn’t believe how many burnt out sparklers we collected after the bonfire. It is a real concern.”
The event is free with donations towards next year's bonfire.
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