£15k cash boost saves Glenrothes firework display

The fireworks at Gilvenbank Park will go ahead thanks to funding
The fireworks at Gilvenbank Park will go ahead thanks to funding

The town’s annual fireworks display will now go ahead next month after councillors agreed £15,000 of funding for the event.

There had been fears that the long-standing event, which has been held in the town’s Gilvenbank Park for the last two years, may not go ahead due to the lack of volunteer wanting to take on the organising duties.

But following a request to Glenrothes area committee, councillors have agreed the cash boost which will pay for a professional pyrotechnic company to design and implement an evening’s entertainment with fireworks set to music.

“As a past volunteer it would have been a great pity if the town’s firework display would have to to be cancelled,” Councillor Ian Sloan.

“But we must ensure that a cash donation collection takes place as usual in order to allow for funds to be collated for next year’s event.”

As part of the agreement to grant funding, council officers were also tasked with recovering unspent money set aside from last year’s collection which will also be put towards a planned 2016 display.

Cllr Bill Brown, area committee chairman said the decision to agree last minute finding was the “right one for the town”.

“We must however think about securing sponsorship to help offset the cost of providing such an event,” he added.

The display will now go ahead in Gilvenbank Park on November 6 from 7pm.