Maghull Town Council Fireworks Display goes with a bang

Maghull Fireworks Display 2011

Maghull Town Council's Labour leader Maurice Byrne thanked everyone who helped to make this year's Maghull Fireworks Display go with a bang.


As many as 5,000 people turned out to enjoy the fireworks display under a clear night's sky.


This year's display had been under threat after Sefton Council announced it was no longer able to fund the event after the Tory-Lib Dem government slashed the authority's funding.


But Maghull Town Council's controlling Labour group immediately sprung into action to find alternative sources of funding to save the annual community event.


Cllr Maurice Byrne said he was overwhelmed with this year's turn out and thanked everyone who came along.


Cllr Byrne said: "This year's fireworks display was a spectacular event, made all the more special due to the sheer commitment and dedication of my Labour colleagues on Maghull Town Council.


"I would like to thank Maghull Town Council clerk Mark Julius for organising the event, the volunteers from St John Ambulance who kindly came along, Maghull Neighbourhood Police team for their advice and assistance during the display and my Labour colleagues on the council who came along to steward during the event.


"As soon as the display was over, I was approached by people who wanted to say 'thank you'. The fireworks themselves were fantastic and we got much more than we actually paid for with the display lasting a lot longer than was scheduled."


Although the event was free, donations were made to the Mayor of Maghull's charity. Cllr Byrne said the people of Maghull had shown their community spirit.


Cllr Byrne said: "Although the fireworks display had been at risk because of the cuts, the people of Maghull came together to make this a fantastic community event.


"The people of Maghull showed their generosity by filling the donations boxes for the Mayor's charity fund.


"I'd like to thank each and every person who came along and making this a success. I'm already looking forward to next year!"

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