Win the chance to start Blackheath Fireworks on Saturday 2 November

After Greenwich Council realised it could free-ride on the Blackheath firework display and save its cash to splurge on regal backslapping, Lewisham Council sought innovative ways to fund the event. The Council writes:

For the first time, Lewisham Council is inviting residents to enter a prize draw with a first prize of ‘pressing the plunger’ to start Blackheath fireworks, the biggest free fireworks display in the capital.

For only £5 per entry, the lucky winner, along with five friends, will also receive a guided tour of the firing zone and an optimum viewing position within the firing zone. Fifteen runners up will be given five passes to the VIP viewing area which offers a spectacular view of the display right next to the firing zone.

As well as the display which starts at 8pm, there will be a funfair on Blackheath from 4pm and food and refreshments available from 5pm. Blackheath welcomes almost 100,000 visitors to its display - the biggest, free fireworks event in the capital.

L&Q Housing is one of Blackheath Fireworks main supporters this year whilst other local businesses are also being offered the opportunity to support the fireworks with a range of different sponsorship opportunities and premium viewing packages.

For details of the prize draw and how to enter, go to

Entries close at 12 noon on Friday 28 October 2013.