Earlier this month Watford Council was once again able to host its incredibly popular fireworks display in Cassiobury Park. Having been cancelled due to Covid in 2020, we saw over 40,000 people flock to the park and enjoy the display.
The event provides a good opportunity to fundraise for local charities, and this year Mayor Peter Taylor and Lib Dem Councillor, Amanda Grimston, took part in shaking buckets at the entrance to the event. The coins have now been counted and the event raised a fantastic total of £11,780 which will be put into Watford's Covid Community Grant Fund to support local charities.
Lib Dem Mayor, Peter Taylor, said "Providing a programme of high quality outdoor entertainment for families to enjoy free of charge is one of our priorities and it was great to see so many thousands of people taking advantage of the opportunity.
"Fireworks Night is loved by many residents and visitors, with the display being one of the most spectacular in Hertfordshire. I was delighted that it was able to return this year and that we managed to raise over £11,000 for several charities through the Covid Community Grant Fund. A huge thank you to all those who made the evening a success, to everyone that donated and to all the volunteers from the Lions and Rotary Clubs on the night."