Get ready for a dazzling display when Halton’s fireworks spectacular on Sunday November 5th is launched from the Silver Jubilee Bridge.
The build-up will start at 6.30pm from the viewing areas on the promenades at West Bank, Widnes, and Mersey Road, Runcorn, and the fireworks will be set off at 7.30pm.
Just before the fireworks start, there will be a short light show to music on the bridge, showcasing the newly-installed colour-changing LED lighting system.
It will tell the story of the Silver Jubilee Bridge, starting with the flowing of the River Mersey, the construction of the bridge, the ships moving along the Manchester Ship Canal and, finally, fireworks being launched from the bridge, before counting down to the start of the fireworks display itself.
For safety reasons, the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be closed from 9am-9pm to all traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the footpath during the day, but this will close from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
A number of roads will be closed around both viewing areas from 5.30pm. There is no parking available at West Bank – however, car parking will be available at the Municipal Building, Caldwell Road and the Stadium, which are a 10-15 minute walk. The area around the Decks in Runcorn, including the footpath between Irwell Lane and Mersey Road will also be closed off to the public from 4pm. There will be no viewing on the Silver Jubilee Bridge.
We ask spectators not to bring sparklers or fireworks as these can be dangerous in busy areas.
This year’s fireworks display is only going ahead thanks to the huge generosity of local businesses, Beesley & Fildes, Marshall, Halton Housing, Langtree, and Tarmac, who are all sponsoring this year’s event for Halton residents, and funding from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.
Cllr Paul Nolan, Halton Borough Council’s portfolio holder for culture and leisure services, says: “We are so pleased to be able to organise the fireworks event this year for our community. With the cost of living crisis a significant concern to our residents and businesses, we hope this free to attend event will give everyone a night to enjoy safely.”