Leeds City Council

Published : 01/11/2012 00:00

Bonfire Night set to sparkle in Leeds

Leeds will celebrate Bonfire Night on Monday with six free public displays.

Leeds City Council-managed events will be held at Roundhay Park, Springhead Park in Rothwell, Middleton Park, East End Park, Woodhouse Moor and Bramley Park on Monday 5 November.

Roundhay Park will be the venue for the largest bonfire event in the city, with an estimated crowd of 70,000 attending the celebration sponsored by Al-Murad Tiles and presented by Capital FM. The bonfire on Soldiers Field will be lit at 7:30pm with the fireworks display starting at 8pm.

All of the other five bonfires at  Middleton Park (sponsored by Land Securities and the White Rose Shopping Centre), East End Park (sponsored by Symingtons), Woodhouse Moor, Bramley Park and Springhead Park in Rothwell will be lit at 7pm and fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

Leeds City Council executive member for the environment Councillor Mark Dobson said:

“Bonfire Night in Leeds is always a great evening for families and people of all ages to come together and mark the celebration in a safe and enjoyable way at one of our free public events. We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their fantastic support in helping us put on these public displays and hope everyone has a great time.”

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Roger Boyde,
Senior communications officer,
Leeds City Council, Tel 0113 247 5472
Email: roger.boyde@leeds.gov.uk