NEWS: Fireworks 2017

For a number of years the Group has held an Annual Firework Spectacular and Barbeque in November at Firside school.

Unfortunately, over the past few years the number of volunteers that run the event has reduced so much that we have had to reduce the available stalls, the support from the local community is becoming limited, the financial surplus from the event has reduced by 60% and the financial outlay to run the event has increased to a position where, if cancelled due to bad weather the Scout group would not be able to operate.

We have therefore decided to take the difficult decision cancel this annual event from 2017 onwards and look to run a number of smaller events throughout the year to fill the hole that has been left and are looking at having a fundraising committee to assist with the event planning and running of such events.

With these events being held within the scout grounds any monies raised will be going directly into scout funds for the up keep of the premises and supporting young people through their time with us, whereas the surplus from the fireworks went to pay suppliers.

2 thoughts on “NEWS: Fireworks 2017”

  1. Could you please advise of any other Firework displays you may be running this year (2017) in or near Hellesdon?


  2. Unfortunately as per the news article we are no longer able to run our traditional fireworks display in Hellesdon; However should you wish to help local scouting in the area many scout groups in the Norwich will be having firework displays this weekend and would appreciate your support. In particular close to Hellesdon:-

    Taverham Scout HQ,
    Sandy Lane, Taverham, November 4, gates 6pm, £6, under-16s free,
    usually sells out well before the night, advance purchase is strongly recommended. Gates open at 6pm, displays at 7pm and 8pm. Bar and barbecue on site.

    Horsford & St Faith Scouts Firework Display
    Mill Lane, Horsford, November 4, gates 6pm, £3 on gate, £12 family
    Barbcue and refreshments. No sparklers.

    Norwich Scouts Bonfire Night Firework Display 2017 in Tusting Close, off School Lane, Sprowston. Advance tickets are available from local outlets including Billy’s Fish and Chips (School Lane), Newscene (Sprowston Rd) and The Woodman Pub.


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