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The free annual firework display at King George V playing fields will be taking place on 9 November.

Originally the display was supposed to take place on 2 November, but Portsmouth City Council made the decision to postpone the event due to the weather forecast of rain and wind.

All timing’s will remain the same with the bonfire set to be lit at 6:30pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display starting at 7.30pm. A variety of hot food and refreshments will be available, as well as a children’s funfair (under 12’s only).

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development, said: “We are pleased we were able to postpone the event instead of having to cancel it completely. We want to support culture and creativity within the city and this annual event is always very popular. Visitors are advised the ground conditions are extremely wet, so wellies are recommended, and please do wrap up warm. We will continue to monitor the weather over the next couple of days.

“During the cost of living crisis, we feel it is important to continue to provide free activities for our residents to enjoy whenever we possibly can”.

This year’s display has been supplied by Pains Fireworks. Visitors are asked not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers to the display for health and safety reasons.

The fireworks display always draws the crowds, so please avoid driving if possible – although parking will be available at Lakeside.

Please avoid crossing Western Road which is a high-speed road. There are pedestrian subways available at either end of Western Road.

Cosham train station is located five minutes away and there are bus stops adjacent to the field on Northern Road. Please note that a road closure will be in place on Northern Road for approximately 20 minutes following the end of the fireworks. Please walk, cycle, scoot or use public transport where possible.

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