Quantcast
Channel: Croydon Advertiser Latest Stories Feed
Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 5354

Sanderstead Recreation Ground fireworks cancelled and may never return

0
0

THE fireworks and bonfire display at Sanderstead Recreation Ground has been cancelled after more than 40 years and may never return.
The Rotary Club of Croydon Jubilee has called time on the event due to the escalating costs of staging it.
More than 3,000 people attended last year and in its heyday there were more than 6,000 packed in to the Limpsfield Road recreation ground.
However, Dhiraj Shah, of the Rotary Club of Croydon Jubilee, said the bonfire night tradition had become too costly after Croydon Council indicated it could not provide it with the same level of funding.
The cancellation leaves Croydon with only one major fireworks display at Crystal Palace Park, which is technically in the borough of Bromley.
Mr Shah said: "It's a real shame, we would have liked to keep doing it but unfortunately for one reason or another the council cannot offer the same level of support.
"We would like it to come back in the future but we would need more help. Last year, we did it as a community service and there was no fundraising side to it for us.
"The numbers have gone down a bit as well, we thought a lot of people would come to us once the fireworks were cancelled at Royal Russell School but it didn't really happen that way."

Sanderstead Recreation Ground fireworks cancelled and may never return


Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 5354

Latest Images

Trending Articles





Latest Images