Harold council has announced the cancellation of the annual fireworks display following the display organiser, NASA, suffering from some pre-event technical issues.
Nasa had agreed to set off some rockets in the village on bonfire night, however the council decided after watching their latest effort that the event shouldn’t go ahead on health and safety grounds.
Confirming the decision, councillor Ronsson explained: “There is no doubting NASA’s ability to create an explosion. However we were looking for one a little bit higher in the sky than their last attempt, and ending with gentle bang and pretty colours caused by a few harmless chemicals.
“After a meeting of the council’s health and safety executive, we agreed we couldn’t take the risk of the explosion being created with thousands of tons of rocket fuel, and ending in a fireball that will melt the village. We have banned the Squirrel Lickers Arms’ curries for less.”
The councillor went on to say that these decisions are never taken lightly, and normally a solution to these problems is found but health and safety had to be priority.
“In our eyes, the only thing more dangerous than a massive rocket explosion in the village would be a severe lack of hi-viz jackets, and that was enough to cancel last year’s church fate.”