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Weymouth Seafront Guy Fawkes event cancelled

It is with great disappointment that Weymouth Town Council have made the decision to cancel this year’s Bonfire Night and fireworks display event on Weymouth Seafront. This is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent public safety concerns surrounding large gatherings.

Weymouth is unfortunately not alone in having to cancel their traditional 5th of November festivities, with many cities and towns throughout the country having already issued statements cancelling bonfire and firework events for 2020.

Cllr Graham Winter, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, said:

“It is with great sadness that we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s Guy Fawkes event on the evening of the 5th of November. This annual event is hugely popular with local families and visitors, with the beach bonfire, fireworks, fun fair, and Guy Fawkes competition creating one of the year’s great community events.”

“We look forward to bringing this event, along with many other of Weymouth’s favourite events and festivals, back bigger and better next year.”