Get there early to park at ‘The Spark’

With thousands of visitors expected at this year’s Spark in the Park
fireworks display at Sherdley Park, St Helens Council is urging people to
get there early if they want to grab a parking spot.

Organisers are promising one of the biggest and best displays yet – which
takes place on Thursday 5 November.

The event gets underway at 7pm with a children’s fireworks display, while
the main event – the grand fireworks display – starts at 8pm. There’ll be
plenty happening in the meantime, with fun rides for the kids (6pm to
9pm) and stalls selling hot food and drinks to keep everyone warm.

Visitors are being urged to arrive at the event in plenty of time and
contact Merseytravel Traveline on 0151 236 7676 or visit
www.merseytravel.gov.uk for up-to-date public transport enquiries as some bus services will be affected.

Free secure, stewarded and fully lit car parking will be available at
nearby Sherdley Primary School, Robins Lane Primary School and Chester Lane Centre.

Secure, chargeable, stewarded and fully lit car parking is available at
Mere Grange  (£5 per car), as well as at Sherdley Park (entrance via
Elton Head Road), Lea Green Station, Sutton Academy and The Islamic
Centre (£10 per car).

There is no dedicated disabled parking but event organisers suggest
Sutton Academy and Lea Green Station as possible alternatives.

Those attending are also being asked to leave their sparklers at home
this year. Spent sparklers – that may be missed during the clear up
operation – can cause injuries to those taking part in sports activities
as well as dogs being walked in the park.