Coronavirus: council service information and advice

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Portsmouth City Council's annual bonfire and fireworks display will take place at King George V playing fields, in Cosham, on Wednesday 7 November.

The free event will open at 4pm where there will be a children's funfair (under 12s only) as well as a variety of catering units. 

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm, followed by a spectacular firework display at 7.30pm which will begin after a countdown led by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Portsmouth. The display, funded by Portsmouth City Council, always draws the crowds so please avoid driving if possible, although parking is available at Lakeside.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: "Our free annual fireworks display is always really popular and attracts lots of people from across the city. Arrive early, bring your friends and family and enjoy the evening and the display."

Please follow the advice from marshals and use the underpass from Lakeside to the event site to avoid crossing Western Road. Please act responsibly, have consideration for others and follow the firework code. Visitors are also asked not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers to the display, as these are not permitted on site, as they are a health and safety risk.