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Remember, remember the 1st November…as the council’s annual Firework Spectacular returns for residents to enjoy the whiz, sparkle and pop of another fantastic display.

The event will be at the usual venue Arrow Valley Country Park on Thursday 1st November and will start with the funfair at 6pm followed by live music and then the firework show at 7.30pm.

Live music will be provided by local acts Plus One and Xavier Reeves.

Plus One are a four-piece cover band that specialise in indie-rock from the early 2000’s as well as more traditional cover band classics to get the audience going. Xavier Reeves is a solo artist based in the West Midlands and has been performing for over ten years. Xavier played Birmingham’s O2 Institute earlier this year and was a favourite at Morton Stanley Festival.

Admission to the Firework Spectacular is free but there will also be food concession stands and Wilson’s fun fair which charge.

Cllr Mike Rouse, whose portfolio covers Leisure Services, said: “The lake event is always spectacular. I've been taking my family for over 5 years now, so grab your coats and scarves and – whatever the weather - share in the fun of the evening with your families and friends too.”

And just like last year there will also be disabled parking at the Battens Drive entrance and a free park and ride service so visitors don’t need to worry about where to leave their cars. However, residents are reminded to park responsibly if leaving their cars to catch the Park and Ride. Please do not block anyone's driveways or access.

The park and ride will run from Moons Moat Drive near the event parking on Merse Road from 5.45pm. A bus will then depart every 15 minutes until the last pick up which departs at 7pm. Return trips start at 8.15pm and run every 15 minutes until the last bus at 9.15pm. This year the drop off point will be at the underpass on Paper mill drive which is a short walk from the event.

A small section of road on Battens Drive will be closed in both directions for a distance of approximately 311 metres from its junction with Hopyard Lane to its junction with Padgets Lane between 6pm and 9pm.

Cllr Rouse, added: “The Fire Service always prefer communities to attend organised events like the one at the lake but if you do decide to enjoy the celebrations from the comfort of your own home, remember to follow their safety guidelines to keep you and your family safe and having fun.”

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s Firework Safety Guidelines are available here.

Pet owners across the borough are also being given the annual reminder to be responsible and keep pets indoors on bonfire night.

For more details about the event contact the borough council’s Arts and Events team.