BONFIRE night is set to go off with a bang in Leeds this year.
Thousands of people will celebrate November 5 in style as six public bonfires are held across Leeds.
The Leeds City Council events will be on Tuesday, November 5, at Roundhay Park, East End Park, Springhead Park in Rothwell, Woodhouse Moor, Middleton Park and Bramley Park.
An estimated crowd of 70,000 is estimated at the city’s biggest bonfire at Roundhay Park.
The bonfire on Soldiers Field will be lit at 7.30pm, followed by a firework display at 8pm.
Bonfires at Bramley Park, Springhead Park, Woodhouse Moor, Middleton Park and East End Park will be lit at 7pm, with fireworks at 7.30pm.
Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment said: “Bonfire night is always a special event in the calendar.”
Coun Dobson added: “We hope everyone has a really fantastic time.”
Thousands of visitors are expected at Thornes Park in Wakefield for the bonfire and fireworks display on November 5.
The event starts at 6pm, with the bonfire lit at 7pm.
A competition for the best Guy Fawkes will be held at 7.30pm and the fireworks display starts at 8pm.
This week, the Fire Brigades Union announced that firefighters in Leeds will go on strike between 6.30pm and 11pm on Friday, November 1 and 6am and 8am on Monday, November 4, in a row over pensions.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging the public to take extra care, as last year, between November 1 and 8, there were 225 fires in the open, which were started deliberately.
Ian Bitcon, senior fire safety officer, said: “We encourage residents to attend organised displays and bonfires. It’s safer, better for the environment, and everyone has a great time.”