Is there a Manchester City Council Bonfire Night event this year? Full statement ahead of fireworks season
In the past, large celebrations have taken place at Heaton Park, Wythenshawe Park and Platt Fields.
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Manchester City Council has confirmed that it will not be organising any public Bonfire Night firework displays again this year.
The last time the council-run Bonfire Night events took place was before the pandemic in 2019. Last year, the council announced that, despite the pandemic restrictions being lifted, the firework displays were cancelled for financial reasons.
In previous years, large council-run Bonfire Night celebrations took place in several parks, including Wythenshawe Park and Platt Fields, the largest one being the Heaton Park celebrations.
Speaking at the start of October, councillor Lee Ann Igbon, executive member for vibrant neighbourhoods, said: "As Halloween and bonfire night approach, we want to remind residents that council-organised bonfire events will again not be taking place in our parks this year.
"We have looked carefully at the cost benefit of putting on these huge bonfire events and with the continuing rising costs and pressure on our budgets, we feel that our focus, like last year, should be on delivering a bespoke programme of autumn and winter park activities for local communities starting with half-term in late October.
"We received positive feedback from delivering smaller scale events in parks, that concentrated on what local communities wanted, last year and we will continue to do the same again this year.
"We want to support families through the cost-of-living crisis and feel that this is much better way to target resources by providing a programme of events, whether that is sports and physical activity, arts and crafts, educational activities or initiatives that provide free or low-cost food, that are relevant and meaningful to residents in their local neighbourhoods.