Southsea Common Fireworks: Everything you need to know from timings to road closures and parking

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The council has recently announced that the annual firework display will be held across two locations this year – Southsea Common and Alexandra Park.

Southsea Common is one of the locations where the event will now take place and it will host the display on November 1.

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The live music and entertainment has been cancelled as a result of the weather forecast tonight.

Southsea Common will be the canvas for firework night this year.Southsea Common will be the canvas for firework night this year.
Southsea Common will be the canvas for firework night this year.

There will be a 20 minute firework display which will start at 7pm and there will also be the opportunity to purchase food and drink at the event.

Councillor Steve Pitt, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, with portfolio responsibility for Culture, Leisure & Economic Development, said: "Our annual firework event is cherished by the people of Portsmouth, and this year, we're thrilled to bring it to both the north and south of the city. This move is a result of the construction work at King George V playing fields, and we're eager to explore whether this can become a new tradition for the city. As always, we'll have spectacular fireworks, great entertainment, live music, and delectable food and refreshments for everyone to enjoy."

Road Closures and Parking

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If you live near the event you can walk, cycle or rent an e-scooter and if you are travelling into the city the council are advising that you park and walk to the event because there will be road closures near Southsea Common.

There are a number of car parks in the city centre including Gunwharf Quays, Cascades and Isambard Brunel Multi-storey car park.

There will be road closures in place around the Southsea event for the safety of visitors and motorists. Clarence Esplanade will temporarily close between Hovertravel and Avenue de Caen.

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