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All Set for Guildford Lions’ Fireworks Fiesta On November 5th

Published on: 26 Oct, 2015
Updated on: 30 Oct, 2015

Guildford Lions’ annual torchlight procession and fireworks Fiesta, hosted by Peter Gordon of Eagle Radio, takes place on Thursday, November 5, at Stoke Park.

Charlie Maynes’ fun fair will also be on site.Fireworks

All profits will be donated to the Lions’ nominated charities: the Sampson Centre that cares for MS sufferers, Cherry Trees, that cares for disadvantaged children and the Lions’ own welfare fund.

Entry is free although the Lions suggest a donation of £2 per person to cover costs and to raise money for charity.

Torches will be available from Guildford High Street at £5.

The torchlight procession leaves the High Street at 7.30pm and the Fireworks at Stoke Park will commence at 8.30pm.

For more details visit the Guildford Lions website.

A number of road closures on the evening will be in place.

Traffic on Nightingale Road will one way between the 7.30pm and 9.30pm, with access from London Road only, i.e. no entry from Stoke Road.
The alternative route will be for traffic travelling along Stoke Road from the Stoke interchange to continue to the junction with York Road, turn left into York Road and left into London Road.

There will be a an extension of the pedestrianisation of the High Street from its junction with Quarry Street to its junction with Chertsey Street/North Street between 4pm and 8pm.
The alternative route is via: High Street, Quarry Street, Castle Street, Castle Square, Sydenham Road, Jenner Road and Epsom Road.

A rolling road closure will be in place while the torchlight procession makes its way to Stoke Park. This will affect the Upper High Street from its junction with Chertsey Street in a north-easterly direction to its junction with London Road/Epsom Road, continuing in a north-easterly direction along London Road to the A25 roundabout between 7.45pm and 8.15pm. As the roads affected will only be closed for about 25 minutes while the procession passes, there is no need for any alternative route.

As Stoke park is used for a variety of sports, Guildford Lions asks the public not to bring sparklers to the park, but if they do please dispose of them in the water filled drums.

Guildford Lions organises the event with support from local businesses as a community event.

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