Kingston Fireworks Extravaganza
Lights up the Sky - 2016


About the Display



 The event is organised by Kingston Round Table and Kingston Rotary Club with support from
 People For Places Leisure, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, the local Police,
 the St.John Ambulance Service and Radio Jackie.


 Please note that safety is a prime consideration and sparklers will not be permitted at the event.

 Catering and toilet facilities will be available on site during the evening.


 There is limited cover in the grandstand but places cannot be booked.


 For people with disabilities, there is a covered area reserved and a Carer accompanying a disabled person
 does not require a ticket. There is parking for people with disabilities at the Hampden Road gate.


 Getting there: Kingsmeadow Stadium on Jack Goodchild Way off Kingston Road;
 131 bus or bus to Norbiton Church and walk.
 There is no on-site parking and only very limited parking in side streets.


 On the night: There will be tickets available on the night at the gates at £5.


 Please note that in the event of extreme weather conditions on the night,
 where it is deemed unsafe to continue, the display will be halted and no refunds will be made.


  Some time before the display our firework supplier selects the fireworks, puts together a music
  score and writes a script for the electrical firing sequence.


  Kingston Round Table and Kingston Rotary Club provide the manpower from their membership to set
  up the arena, fencing and lighting, and provide stewards & safety marshals on the night.
  They are all volunteers and do not get paid. Treat them kindly!


  Health and safety are key elements to the success of the display, especially with a crowd of
  some 4,000 to 5,000. Risk assessments are made, training of safety marshals and briefing of
  stewards all have to be completed before the event.


  Why do we charge and make a profit? The financial risk of failure is not underwritten by anyone,
  if the show makes a loss then this loss will have to be born by each member of the clubs, so we
  have to plan for a profit. The good news is that the surplus (last year around £8,000) is paid
  out to local charities.


  Some of the beneficiaries include:- Kingston Samaritans; Kingston Can Appeal; Equipment for various
  departments at Kingston Hospital (including the Born Too Soon Unit, the Children's ward, and the
  Intensive Care Unit; The Maple Unit; the Kingston Young Carers; Kids Out; Bedelsford and Dysart
  schools; The Queen Elizabeth Foundation; Police Cadets; New Malden Scouts; Kingston Air Training
  Corps; Seeability; Enhancenable; Momentum; Oxygen; Mental Aid Projects; Fircroft Trust;
  St John Ambulance; Surrey Air Ambulance;Creative Youth; Yorda Adventures; Samba RDA;
  Anstee Bridge; Emily Ash trust and Kingston Bereavement Service.


  Our aim is to provide an enjoyable safe community event for all.


  Why do we do it? Most of us would say it is our sense of service to the community, we want to put
  something back into the Borough. We call it "service above self".

  The Rotary Club is a charitable organisation, for both men and women who are usually in business,
  in management or in a profession, whereas Round Table , which is not connected but has similar
  ideals for younger men between the ages of 18 and 45.

  If you are interested in either Club please look at the following web sites:-

Kingston Rotary Club

Round Table

Please do not forget to print off your tickets if bought on-line and bring them with you.

Please note that in the event of extreme weather conditions on the night where it is
deemed unsafe to continue, the display will be halted and no refunds will be made.



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