Merton set for dazzling firework displays

This year’s theme is all about Disney and, to celebrate the first decade of the millennium, there will be lots of hot musical hits from the last 10 years.

The events will give firework fans a night to remember with two fantastic performances at each venue. Gates will open at 5.15pm and the display times are as follows:

6.30pm – First bonfire lit.
6.45pm – First fireworks display: Disney theme more suitable for young children.
8.15pm – Second bonfire lit.
8.30pm Second fireworks display. Come and be wowed by the Hits of the Decade

Fairground, stalls and refreshments will be open until 10.00pm.

Tickets are available on the night priced: £7 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Under fours can go for free. A family ticket for two adults and two children costs £20.

Merton Council’s cabinet member community and culture Councillor Martin Whelton said: “We are inviting everyone to come and enjoy Merton’s annual fireworks and bonfire displays. There are two opportunities to view a spectacular display and I would encourage residents to join us for an evening of entertainment enjoyable for family and friends of all ages.”

“In the event of a London Fire Brigade strike, as this goes to press, we have no plans at the moment to cancel our display. We are constantly reviewing the situation and are keeping in close contact with the Fire Brigade. We have pyrotechnic specialists at all our displays and people who are trained to use fire extinguishing equipment. We would say that if the strike goes ahead, people should be extra careful with their own private displays, or better still, go to a properly organised one.”

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Notes to editors

Entrances to the Wimbledon Park firework displays are via Wimbledon Park Road, Revelstoke Road and Homefield Road. Entrances to the Morden Park firework displays are via London Road next to South Thames College, Lower Morden Lane and Hillcross Avenue.

Visitors are not permitted to bring any fireworks or alcohol into the parks.