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Get set for BLAST OFF!

ORGANISERS of the borough's civic bonfires are hoping to hit another sparkling milestone and smash last year's record attendances.

Nuneaton Round Table, Bedworth Round Table and Nuneaton Lions want to emulate the rocketing success of last year's events. "We had record-breaking events last year. Everything was perfect, and we hope to be able to attract as many people, possibly even more," said Stephen Elliott of Bedworth Round Table.

Both events will take place on Saturday night, with Nuneaton's bonfire being held on the field next to the Jubilee Sports Centre and Bedworth's at the Miners Welfare Park.

Once again, there is a strict ban on booze and personal fireworks, such as sparklers, but organisers promise bags of entertainment for the crowds.

Nuneaton and Bedworth's Mayor, Councillor Bill Hancox, will start the fireworks in Bedworth while deputy mayor, Cllr Chris Watkins, will push the plunger to start the dazzling display in Nuneaton.

Entrance to this year's events will be PS6 for adults, with PS2 concessions and under-16s with toddlers getting in for free.

All of the funds raised from the pair of bonfire nights will be donated back into the community to good causes.

"We try to put every penny back into our communities. Last year we helped everyone from Zoe's Place to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice," the Round Table added. In Bedworth, the fireworks will be set to the soundtrack theme of 'movies' while Anker Radio will be providing the sounds at Nuneaton's civic bonfire.

As usual there will be fairground rides and hot food stalls for the bonfire-goers.

Nuneaton: Gates open at 5pm; bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm; fireworks will start at 7.30pm. Bedworth: Gates open at 6pm; bonfire will be lit at 7pm; fireworks will start at 7.15pm. ? Parking is limited at both venues, particularly at the Nuneaton civic bonfire.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Nov 2, 2017
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