Local waste firm thanked for stepping in to help make Portsmouth bonfire and fireworks display a success

City council leader Donna Jones and Mike Balch, managing director of L&S Waste Management, which donated the wood for the fire at King George V Playing Fields Picture: Jason Kay
City council leader Donna Jones and Mike Balch, managing director of L&S Waste Management, which donated the wood for the fire at King George V Playing Fields Picture: Jason Kay

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PREPARATIONS are well underway for the Cosham bonfire and fireworks display tonight.

Councillor Donna Jones, Tory leader of Portsmouth City Council, has thanked local firm L & S Waste Management Ltd for once again providing timber for the spectacle.

Cllr Jones first enlisted the help of the company last year after it was feared the bonfire would be axed.

Speaking at King George V Playing Fields, Cllr Jones said: ‘I am absolutely delighted.

‘Last year when I became leader of the council, I found out very quickly the previous administration had made cuts to the King George fireworks and the bonfire would be cut completely. But the bonfire has been going on since I was alive. I didn’t want it to go as it’s something that strikes a chord with all generations.’

Visitors to King George V Playing Fields will be treated to a 20-minute firework display which starts after a countdown led by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Frank Jonas, at 7.30pm. A funfair for under-12s starts at 4pm and live music and entertainment is from 6pm.