Nottingham Firework display

Families, fun and fireworks were the theme of the night as the Forest Rec hosted the biggest free bonfire night event in the East Midlands.

Nottingham City Council and the Mellors Group hold the bonfire extravaganza every year with two firework displays, fairground rides and food.

And those who attended the event this year, on Sunday November 5, have been quick to praise the safe atmosphere and good organisation.

Natalie, 23, Nottingham with her family at Nottingham Bonfire night event

“Always see medical staff and security people patrolling around. I have been to many bonfires and always feel safe”.
Natalie, 23, Nottingham

Natalie, 23, from Nottingham told us how she always feels safe at the bonfire.

She said: “I always see medical staff and security people patrolling around. I have been to many bonfires and always feel safe”.

St John Ambulance volunteers were present with an ambulance on site to ensure the safety of the public attending.

There were four groups of first-aiders and advanced first-aiders patrolling the site along with medical crew and one paramedic on site.

Nathan Wilshaw, 34, and Joe Shaw ,44, from St John Ambulance at Nottingham’s Bonfire night event.

Nathan Wilshaw, 34, event manager, explained how certain regulations must be followed for public events of this size.

He said: “The number of people said to be attending an event determines how many volunteers we need due our risk assessment procedures”.

Firework display at Nottingham bonfire night event.

The Nottinghamshire community enjoy the evening with friends and families.

Martin, 50, Nottingham said how he attends the event every year.

He said: “We come down every year, it has always been the same, never any problems and we always meet lots of people. It is a great atmosphere”.

Nottingham bonfire night event food stalls

Nottinghamshire Police said that no incidents were reported from the evening.