Poole Quay recently bade a spectacular bonfire night farewell to its weekly fireworks displays, illuminating the night sky with a mesmerising show that drew mass crowds.
Families, locals and visitors gathered along the quayside for the grand finale, an event managed by Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) Council and generously sponsored by local businesses, including Da Vinci’s, a popular local restaurant on the quayside.
Councillor Millie Earl, reflecting on the significance of free community events, emphasised the role the fireworks events play in fostering unity.
“Free events like this are essential in bringing our community together and creating a vibrant town that’s great to visit. I’m thankful for the sponsorship and support from local businesses.”
When asked about plans for next year, Earl hinted at potential surprises.
“We’re considering new additions to enhance the experience. We hope that local businesses find the events valuable and will continue their support next year.”
A local mother who brought her daughter to the bonfire night display highlighted its accessibility.
“I attended the firework display because it was free and only a walk away for me and my daughter. It’s a wonderful affordable opportunity for families to gather and enjoy the festivities.”
The bonfire night display marked the conclusion of a series of successful events on Poole Quay, including the Seafoods & Sounds festival praised by Earl for showcasing local produce and musical talent.
The festivities continue with the launch of the Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail on November 25th, promising a magical start to the Christmas season in Poole.
For more information, visit the Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival website: Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival | Trail (poole-christmas-maritime-light-trail.co.uk).