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Your guide to this weekend's firework displays
4:10pm Friday 1st November 2013 in Echo News
REMEMBER, remember the fifth of November and look to the skies for the big bang!
Here’s KELLY BUCKLEY’S guide to some of the fireworks events going on near you.
SATURDAY Southend seafront. This spectacular event takes every Saturday until November 9.
Free of charge. Fireworks start at 7.30pm Big Beach Bang at Shoebury East Beach If you want a fabulous, fun-filled family evening out that helps support the local community, then go to the the Big Beach Bang Fireworks Spectacular at East Beach, Shoeburyness. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting 07010 728106 or from the Visitor Information Centre, Southend Pier, on 01702 618747. Gates open at 6pm.
£5 in advance, £6 on the gate.
Under 5s free Wickford Firework Display Family-friendly firework display with proceeds going to Havens Hospices.
Tickets available from Suttons Stores and on the gate. 6.30pm. Memorial Park, Rettendon View Billericay Fireworks Round Table charity fireworks display.
Gates open 5.30pm, torch-lit procession 6.30pm, fireworks 8pm. Advance tickets: adult £6, child £4. Lake Meadows Park.
Canvey Island Fireworks Fireworks display plus stalls and refreshments. 7.30pm display. Tel: 01268 882474. Waterside Farm Showground.
www.castlepoint.gov.uk Belchamps Community Fireworks, Hockley Spectacular firework display, huge bonfire, stalls, sideshows and refreshments. Gates open at 6pm, entertainment and side shows, giant bonfire at 7.30pm and fireworks at 8pm. Advance tickets – aduls £4.50 child £3.50. Tel: 01702 562690.
Belchamps Scout Centre, Hollyoak Lane, Hawkwell. www.belchamps.org.uk Rayleigh Fireworks The Lions Club of Rayleigh firework display. Gates open at 5.30pm, display at 7.30pm. Advance tickets £5 with accompanied children free. King George’s Playing Field, Bull Lane.
www.rayleighlions.org.uk Heycroft School Fireworks Benvenue Avenue, Leigh.
Gates open 6pm Display starts 7.15pm Bonfire, fairground rides, BBQ and refreshments £5 entry, but free for under 5s Wickford Rotary Club Firework Display Proceeds to Havens Hospices. Tickets from Suttons Stores and on the gate, £4 per child in advance, £5 on gate; £5 per adult in advance, £6 on gate; £15 per family in advance, £20 on gate. Starts at 6.30pm. Memorial Park, Rettendon View
Orsett Showground Fireworks Bonfire and fireworks with a fun fair.
The event takes place on both Sunday, and Tuesday, 5.30pmwith bonfire and fireworks from 7.30pm. Free parking at the event, just off the A13 Orsett Cock roundabout. Admission is £6, with children under five £2. OAPs go free
Basildon Round Table Fireworks It starts at 6pm. Live acts from 6.30pm.
Fireworks 7.15pm. Northlands Park, opposite the Watermill pub. Prices are £5 in advance; £7 on the gate. Under 5s free.
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