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Blaze of glory for unwanted pallets at Abbey Park bonfire

Published on 30 October 2017

AN APPEAL has gone out for unwanted wooden pallets that will help make this year's Abbey Park bonfire bigger and better than ever before.

The pallets will go up in a blaze of glory when the bonfire is lit during Saturday’s spectacular event.

Anyone wanting to donate pallets – which should be clean and dry – must be able to deliver them to Leicester’s Abbey Park between 7.30am and 1pm on Friday (3 November).

Deliveries should be made via the Abbey Park Road entrance, where forklift trucks will be available to help with the unloading.

Leicester’s annual Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display takes place on Saturday (4 November) and will feature a programme of entertainment and breath-taking pyrotechnics to suit all ages.

Younger visitors will be able to enjoy a quieter firework display from 6.45pm, before the main display gets under way at 8pm.

Organised by Leicester City Council, this year’s programme features live music from The High Trees, soul singer Georgia Price and acoustic singer/songwriter Ro Jordan.

Advance tickets are now on sale, offering up to 40 per cent off the full entry price.

They cost £5 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and £14 for families (two adults and two children). Under-fives go free.

Advance tickets are available from Visit Leicester on Gallowtree Gate and from the De Montfort Hall box office until 5pm on Saturday, November 4. They are also available on the gate at Abbey Park up until 3pm on the day of the event.

Full price tickets will then be available on the gate and cost £7 for adults and £5 for concessions. No family tickets will be available at the gate.