Two fireworks displays have been cancelled due to bad weather

Displays to be re-scheduled for after the new year

Displays to be re-scheduled for after the new year

First published in Waltham Forest
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New Year firework displays have been cancelled due to concerns about public safety linked to bad weather conditions.

The displays were scheduled to take place on January 1 at Highams Park field and Leyton Jubilee Park, and will now take place at a later date.

A council spokeswoman said: "We apologise to residents for an inconvenience this causes and hope that we will be able to mark the new year with a later event.

"Public safety is our primary concern so we've had to make the tough decision to cancel both displays while there's a chance that the severe weather conditions would pose any risk to spectators."  

 

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6:27pm Mon 30 Dec 13

ajay567 says...

How can you have a New Year firework
display at a later date ?
How can you have a New Year firework display at a later date ? ajay567
  • Score: 11

12:22am Tue 31 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Why not just save the waste and give the money to the people allegedly dependable on 'food banks' who cannot afford to heat their homes either.
Why not just save the waste and give the money to the people allegedly dependable on 'food banks' who cannot afford to heat their homes either. Billy Yerache
  • Score: 9

10:21am Tue 31 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes?

That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage.
Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes? That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage. stickmanny
  • Score: 4

11:41am Tue 31 Dec 13

Techno3 says...

stickmanny wrote:
Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes?

That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage.
Maybe they could cut council tax so people have more of their own money to spend on what they want instead of the counci spending it for them.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes? That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage.[/p][/quote]Maybe they could cut council tax so people have more of their own money to spend on what they want instead of the counci spending it for them. Techno3
  • Score: 9

1:43pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Techno3 wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes?

That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage.
Maybe they could cut council tax so people have more of their own money to spend on what they want instead of the counci spending it for them.
Agree, the services provided are less and one wonders what they spend it on.
[quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes? That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage.[/p][/quote]Maybe they could cut council tax so people have more of their own money to spend on what they want instead of the counci spending it for them.[/p][/quote]Agree, the services provided are less and one wonders what they spend it on. Billy Yerache
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Tue 31 Dec 13

NDevoto says...

ajay567 wrote:
How can you have a New Year firework
display at a later date ?
The Council has just announced it will now take place on January 1st 2015.
Unless it rains. Again.
[quote][p][bold]ajay567[/bold] wrote: How can you have a New Year firework display at a later date ?[/p][/quote]The Council has just announced it will now take place on January 1st 2015. Unless it rains. Again. NDevoto
  • Score: 9

3:40pm Tue 31 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

Techno3 wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes?

That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage.
Maybe they could cut council tax so people have more of their own money to spend on what they want instead of the counci spending it for them.
It's been cut for years I guess you didn't notice.

Profits are up, time to pay people for their effort. The low paid always spend their money on the local economy so it's the right way to get our country moving again.
[quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Why not just follow up the recent CBI suggestion and pay hard working families enough to feed themselves and heat their homes? That way taxpayers money (and their charitable contributions) wouldn't need to be spent compensating for the greed of companies not prepared to give a living wage.[/p][/quote]Maybe they could cut council tax so people have more of their own money to spend on what they want instead of the counci spending it for them.[/p][/quote]It's been cut for years I guess you didn't notice. Profits are up, time to pay people for their effort. The low paid always spend their money on the local economy so it's the right way to get our country moving again. stickmanny
  • Score: 4

4:23pm Wed 1 Jan 14

myopinioncounts says...

What has happened to that other tradition of showing pictures of the babies born in the first hours of the New Year?
What has happened to that other tradition of showing pictures of the babies born in the first hours of the New Year? myopinioncounts
  • Score: 3

7:06pm Wed 1 Jan 14

NDevoto says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
What has happened to that other tradition of showing pictures of the babies born in the first hours of the New Year?
Cancelled due to rain.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: What has happened to that other tradition of showing pictures of the babies born in the first hours of the New Year?[/p][/quote]Cancelled due to rain. NDevoto
  • Score: 5

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