THE annual fireworks display organised by the Lions Club of Tavistock is set to take place in Tavistock Meadows on Saturday, November 7.

For several years the club has used the locally-based and award-winning company Two Tigers Fireworks to stage the display.

The health and safety for everybody at the event is of paramount importance so there is always close co-operation with the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Glenn Arundel, station commander for Tavistock said that the letting off of fireworks by inexperienced people in their own back gardens with young children could be extremely dangerous, as in many instances it was impossible to maintain the correct safety distance.

He said: ‘We would always strongly recommend that people go to official displays such as the one organised by the Lions where you can see a spectacular display and where everything possible is done to ensure everybody’s safety.’

The organisers ask that pet owners ensure that their animals are well looked after and in a safe place and that people visiting the display leave their own fireworks, including sparklers, at home so as to avoid any unfortunate accidents.

For safety reasons, entrance to the event will be from the college end of the Meadows only and everybody is advised to arrive early and enjoy the Lions’ barbecue and hot drinks whilst waiting for the display to start.

Due to increases in the costs involved in running the event the club has had to slightly adjust the entrance charges to compensate.

Entrance fees are £1 for children aged three to 16 and £5 for adults – the Lions Club doesn’t aim to make a profit, but does not wish to make a loss from its charity funds either.

The event will start promptly at 7pm.

Visit the club’s website at or their Facebook page for more information.