Firework extravaganza set to light up Barry
12:01pm Monday 4th November 2013 in News
WHIZZES, bangs and more than a razzle dazzle lie in store as the Rotary Club of Barry stages its 40th annual firework fiesta this year.
The Barry Island-based event – in collaboration with Barry Town and the Vale of Glamorgan Councils – is set to see thousands of firework display fans make the pilgrimage to the annual free event which just keeps getting better and better.
Rotary club members hope the spectacle will continue to delight with donations from their bucket collections on the night all helping to assist local charities and good causes including the Vale Food Bank.
The display, originally held in Romilly Park and also held at The Knap, has been attracting thousands of people from Barry, and beyond, to Whitmore Bay on the day itself – November 5.
Chairman of the fireworks committee, Karl Kerr said: “We like to think its steadily improved and this year we are hoping for a more intense display. We are always saying it’s going to be better and most years it is.
“It happens come rain or shine.
“We do it as a safety event and with the cost of fireworks these days people have trouble doing their own displays.
“We are just asking for a small donation.
“It’s going to be the spectacle it has been and will continue to be.
“It’s a service to the community by a service organisation in the community and it’s for the people of Barry and anyone else who would like to visit.”
Parking is £2 per car, which goes directly to the Barry Rotary Club, with more spaces available this year at Nell’s Point.
Illegal parkers face penalties.
A local park and ride facility, bus and rail services, and the Barry Tourist Railway’s steam train service will be available.
A number of roads around Barry Island will be temporarily closed to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
Paget Road and Friars Road (from in front of the Dolphin Pub) will be closed from 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Station Approach Road (the section in front of Barry Island Railway Station only) will be closed from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Barry Island Residents are advised to use Plymouth Road for access during these times.
There may be delays when leaving Barry Island.
The display is set to begin at 7.45pm.
Travelling by train:
Barry Island train station, exit onto Station Approach Road
Catch the steam train from Barry Waterfront to Barry Island, cost applies and booking is essential. Visit www.barrytouristrailway.co.uk for more details
Travelling by car:
Nell’s Point car park, access via Plymouth Rd after 6.30pm
Harbour Car Park.
Park and Ride:
Park and ride at the Dock Office car park, Barry Waterfront (150 spaces) and travel to Barry Island on the designated train