The Saints stepped in to host the town’s fireworks in 2007, after the Borough Council’s then-administration decided that it was not able to hold its own display. Since then Franklin’s Gardens has hosted thousands of townspeople each November for its own musical spectaculars.
However the Borough Council has now decided that it is reinstating its own display, supported by the University of Northampton, which will be held at Midsummer Meadow in Northampton on Wednesday, November 5th, and Saints chief executive Allan Robson says that it is the right time to step aside.
“We have enjoyed putting on our musical firework spectaculars for the people of Northampton over the past seven years,” he said. “We’ve held some fantastic displays and welcomed people of all ages to Franklin’s Gardens, many of whom may have never have even watched the Saints in action.
“However, I do believe it is right that community events such as these should be put on by the local authority and when David Mackintosh told us that he would be reinstating the Northampton fireworks in Midsummer Meadow the club had no hesitation in stepping aside and I would encourage all our supporters to attend this display and show their support to the Borough Council’s commitment to promoting Northampton as a positive and forward-looking town.”
“I am really pleased to have the support of the Saints for the firework event we are holding at Midsummer Meadow this year,” said Northampton Borough Council leader David Mackintosh. “We want to bring the whole community together to enjoy a really spectacular display in the centre of Northampton and I am happy to include the Saints and their fans in what will be an exciting evening.”
The fireworks display marks the start of two months’ of celebratory activities for the upcoming festive season.
A church service and parade on Saturday 15 November will celebrate the 825th anniversary of the Northampton Charter, while November 20 will see the town’s Christmas lights being switched on in a celebration event on the Market Square.
And Northampton’s Abington Street will host a German Market that will bring a continental feel to the town from November 20 – December 21.
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