This fantastic event is still one of very few London fireworks celebrations which is free to enter and annually attracts over 80,000 people from all over London. Lewisham Council is once again working with a range of partners to keep this hugely popular event going.
L&Q, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Glendale, Hamptons International, The Clarendon Hotel and The Crown Pub are all contributing donations and support and there is still time for more businesses to get involved.
Richard Southall, Assistant Director, L&Q South East Neighbourhood said: ‘At L&Q Housing we’re pleased to once again be able to support Blackheath Fireworks. It’s a great community event that brings the whole borough together and helps to make Lewisham a fun place to live.’
The dazzling display, which this year will be designed and fired by Greenwich based Emergency Exit Arts, will start at 8pm. Visitors to the event can also enjoy a funfair from 12 noon and a wide variety of food stalls and bars will be open from 5pm.
Cllr Chris Best, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Older People said: ‘Once again we are proud to host Blackheath Fireworks and visitors can look forward to another spectacular display. Despite budget constraints which are being felt by all councils, we remain one of a handful of boroughs offering free entry to our display. However, this would not be possible without our sponsors and we’re grateful for their support again this year. Donations from residents and visitors also make a significant contribution and we are asking people to continue donating online and on the night - if every attendee donated £1, this would secure the future of Blackheath Fireworks in 2016.’
If you are planning to attend the event please show your support and donate now online at www.lewisham.gov.uk/fireworks, in person at Age Exchange in Blackheath Village or in the collection buckets at Hamptons International branches in Blackheath, Greenwich or Dulwich.
The Lewisham Police Cadets, Lewisham Council staff and community volunteers will also be lending their support by collecting donations on the night.