Bonfire Night celebrations in the city are once again set to be marked by six large community bonfires.
In what is always a stand out occasion in the city’s event calendar, public bonfires organised by Leeds City Council will be held at East End Park, Roundhay Park, Woodhouse Moor, Springhead Park in Rothwell, Middleton Park and Bramley Park on Friday, November 3. Perfect for people of all ages, accompanying all of the bonfires as is now tradition will be a stunning and safe firework display.
Attracting over 70,000 people each year, the public bonfire at Roundhay Park is the largest held in Leeds. The bonfire on Soldiers Field will be lit at 7.30pm and followed by firework display at 8pm.
Once again, White Rose Shopping Centre will be sponsoring the bonfires at Middleton Park and Rothwell Springhead Park this year. These bonfires along with those at East End Park, Woodhouse and Bramley Park, Moor, will be lit at 7pm, with fireworks commencing at 7.30pm.
With a fantastic feast of colour and entertainment being provided at each of the council’s bonfires, visitors are kindly asked in the interests of safety, to relax and leave their own fireworks and sparklers at home.
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and sustainability, said:
“It fills us with great pride that families of all generations have grown up attending and continue to enjoy our public bonfires as part of the city’s Bonfire Night celebrations.
“I am delighted to say that once again we will be providing six public bonfires across the city, which not offer not only a fantastic fire work display but also a wonderful and safe atmosphere. All of our bonfires are very popular, so we would ask people to travel to their chosen bonfire early, to avoid any disappointment.
“On a final note, I would like to personally thank our parks and countryside team who do such an amazing job each year organising all of our public bonfires.”
Nikki Appleton, marketing manager at White Rose Shopping Centre, said:
“The sponsorship of the bonfire nights at Springhead Park and Middleton Bonfire has become an annual event that the team at White Rose look forward to supporting each year. It provides a great opportunity for us to engage with our local audience and to give something back to the community.
“Our visitors are very loyal to the centre and supporting the bonfires alongside the council gives us the chance to talk to school groups with our bonfire drawing competition in the lead up to 3 November, as well as exposure to all ages on the night.”