Popular firework event will go ahead

Last year's firework display at Worden Park
Last year's firework display at Worden Park

Leyland’s spectacular bonfire and firework display is set to make a comeback next month – despite uncertainty surrounding its future last year.

The event, which attracted more than 15,000 visitors to Worden Park on Bonfire Night 2013, was under threat after organisers warned they didn’t have enough volunteers to keep the attraction going from then on.

The Leyland Round Table has hosted the event for more than 40 years, but had serious concerns that dwindling numbers would mean the group would have to quit for good.

But members used the opportunity to hold a major recruitment drive on the night, which resulted in more men coming forward to help organise this year’s event.

Chairman Jamie Rogers said: “We just about have enough members to keep us going so we are definitely doing Bonfire Night again at Worden Park on Wednesday, November 5, which I think is really good news for the people of Leyland.

“We’re going to hold another recruitment drive on the night too, because we could still do with a few more members.”

Leyland Round Table also holds regular fund-raising events to collect donations for community groups, and holds the annual Santa’s Sleigh through the streets of Leyland every Christmas.

Last year, around £19,000 was raised from the popular bonfire night celebrations.

The group meets twice a month for activities such as quad biking, go karting, scuba diving, bowling, archery, games nights and clay pigeon shooting.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the group can go to www.leyland.roundtable.co.uk for more information.