We hope you all enjoyed the show.
We do not charge an admission fee for Redbourn Fireworks but as a self-funding event we look to people to provide donations so we can continue to keep running this amazing fun fireworks display for years to come
If you haven't had chance to donate yet and would like to, click on the link to our Just Giving page:
Redbourn Fireworks 2022 - Rain didn't stop play!
Once again, despite the adverse weather leading up to the fireworks display - I'm sure you will all agree that we managed to pull off another great evening.
Thank you first and foremost to each and every person that gave up their time this weekend to assist with all the different aspects of the event. From the Committee that meticulously plan this weekend over the course of the year (and worked all weekend) – to the people that come out, no matter what the weather, and assisted with setting up the fireworks area and carparks (and then take it all down again and put it away the next day), to people on the roadblocks assisting people with alternative route through the village when the roads are closed, those helping with the carparking, selling raffle tickets and shaking buckets as well as those that come out and pick up litter the next morning. Without these people this event could not go ahead each year.
To that end we really are going to have to think about whether this event is going to be viable for 2023 as it has been totally intensive this weekend for the small amount of people that volunteered to help (many hands make light work!!). There will need to be a lot more people willing to give up a small part of their weekend in order for it to happen..
But for now - A massive THANK YOU to all our Sponsors, Fine and Country, M O'Brien, RS Harding Accountants and Changing rooms for their invaluable financial support. Thanks also to the Cricketers Pub for hosting the Fireworks Quiz night, and to all the incredibly generous local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle.. Not forgetting Sara West who did the excellent announcing and counted us down.
Finally thanks again to Fantastic Fireworks for a wonderful display and to Brendan and JJ of BME AV for providing the excellent sound system and their support.
If you think you would like to be involved in next years Fireworks, either on the Committee (we are a friendly bunch) or as a volunteer over the fireworks weekend. Please get in touch with Vicky Kidd on 01582 794832 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Prize Winners;
Linda - £200 John Lewis Voucher donated by M O'Brien
Jackie - £50 Pudding stop Voucher
Alpa - £50 Atelier Voucher
Cat – Family Meal for 4 at the Hollybush
Chris – Pizza for the family from the Pizza Stop
Dylan – Galaxy Tab A8 donated by SCG
K – A Magnum of Rioja donated by the Wine Sisters
David – 2 Cushions donated by Changing Views
Ben – Free Eye examination and 10% off designer frames at Redbourn Eyecare
Jane – 2 Bottles of wine donated by Weymans
Richard – Bottle of Whisky donated by the George
Cathy – Fish and Chips donated by the Old Cottage
Andy – Toiletries donated by Redbourn Chemist
Colin – Bottle of Whisky
Volunteers Needed for Fireworks 2022
Redbourn Fireworks Display is booked this year for 5th November and plans are already well underway.
However as always we need your help to make this event as spectacular as ever.
There's lots of different ways you can contribute to the smooth running by assisting with the following:
- On the common on the morning of the fireworks, staking out the fireworks area and car parks, setting up the gazebos & flags
- Distribute and erect the parking signs around the village.
- Staff and manage the entrance to the Cricket Club carpark to ensure no early parkers
- Staff and manage the carpark on the Common
- Sell raffle tickets and take card payment donations in a gazebo on the common during the fireworks
- Bucket shaking to collect cash donations
- Litter picking the morning after
- De rigging the fireworks area
So please save the date in your diaries and head over to the signup genius page and put your name down.
Redbourn Fireworks Display
Redbourn Fireworks Display on Saturday 5th November is shaping up to be another great event.
If you've never been to the display before here is all the information you need to know:
We have Phillip Green and Sons Funfair and Amusements arrive on Redbourn Common and usually stay for a few days around the event. There are also some community stalls, like Redbourn Scout Group selling hotdogs and other food and drink on the evening.
It is a very popular event so if you are travelling here from outside Redbourn it's important to get here early to ensure you can park either in one of our dedicated car parks for the night or considerately on one of the streets in Redbourn without blocking any access. (see info below for more about parking)
Funfair and food begins at around 5pm. We have a raffle with lots of great prizes up for grabs and these can be bought from a dedicated stall on the common.
At 7pm Fantastic Fireworks provide an amazing display set to music delivered by BME AV with their excellent sound system and support.
Redbourn Fireworks is a self-funding event which is only possible because of the hard work of the Fireworks Committee (a working party of Redbourn Parish Council), our generous sponsors and volunteers.
There is no admission fee to watch the display but we ask you to kindly make donations via our bucket shakers and/or SumUp machines on the night and buying raffle tickets so that we can continue to deliver this fantastic fun family event. Raffle tickets are £5 each
Road closures and parking on the night
Roads marked in red on the map around Redbourn Common will be closed between 6-8pm with access to properties maintained wherever possible for the duration of the closure.
Blue dotted line denotes the diversion.
Car parking will be available at the Cricket Pavilion, Lybury Lane (designated disabled parking) and in the Industrial Estate.
There is also parking on the streets around the village but please park responsibly and considerately, ensuring you don't block any access including pavements/footpaths for wheelchair, pushchair users etc.
Wherever possible please travel on foot.
The History of Redbourn Fireworks Display
The Fireworks committee as we know it formed in circa 2000 after a few years break due to Health and Safety concerns around the use of a Bonfire, and the effect on the environment.
Councillor Colin O'Donovan persuaded the Parish Council to restart the fireworks celebrations as a separate self-funding concern, in a new format - with any profits generated being donated to local Charities.
The newly formed fireworks working party relaunched the fireworks night as we know it today, reintroducing the Fairground to help fund the event and providing a professional fireworks display instead of the bonfire.
The first year in the new format was a resounding success - with the event paying for itself before even a single firework went off. As the years have gone by, the costs have increased, and this popular community event would not be able to take place each year without the help and support of Volunteers, Local Businesses and also the assistance of the Deputy Clerk - with administration and organising the road closures etc.
Looking ahead to this year's display, the committee continue to meet on a bimonthly basis and are always looking for new volunteers to join. They are also in great need of volunteers on the day, in various different capacities - ranging from car park attendant to shaking collection buckets. Without enough volunteers on the day this event becomes harder and harder to put on. If you would like to get involved please contact: