Two East Yorkshire fireworks events cancelled as Covid and insurance complications strike again

With ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 and the insurance complications that have arisen due to the pandemic, many of the region’s most loved firework displays are being cancelled.

To date, it has been announced that the ever popular fireworks display at Beverley Westwood is not going ahead, as well as the West Park fireworks display in Goole.

The popular displays were set to go ahead on Bonfire Night on November 5, but due to Covid complications and insurance difficulties, the events will not be happening this year.

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This is just another thing in a long list of problems caused by the aftershock of the pandemic and a sobering reminder that things are not quite back to normal yet.

On Facebook, West Park Goole said: “Regretfully there will be no Bonfire Night fireworks this year.



People are not happy to be missing out
People are not happy to be missing out

“For further information please contact Goole Town Council.”

After so many months of restrictions and postponed events, people are understandably disappointed.

Commenting on the Facebook post, local man Andy Woolass said: “One of the only decent things that goes on in Goole and now that’s cancelled.

“Goole is going down the pan.”

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Trying to explain the decision, Town Councillor Ross Turner said: “We had to sign up to contracts with the entertainment companies back in April before the government roadmap was announced.

“It could have potentially cost the Goole tax payer thousands of pounds in fines and potentially legal fees.

“Nothing I wanted more than to take my own kids to the display but we just couldn’t potentially put ourselves at risk by committing.”

On a more positive note, the fireworks display at Brantingham Park in Brough is still going ahead, with the organisers confirming that the event has not been cancelled.



The pandemic has caused lots of events to cancel
The pandemic has caused lots of events to cancel

Presale tickets are available from the 5th October.

If your favourite display has not been mentioned in this article, it is important that you check with the organisers before you go to avoid disappointment and ensure it is still going ahead.

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