Broadstairs Firework Events will stage a display on the evening of the annual Water Gala despite disruption caused by fighting teenagers at this week’s event – if an action plan can be agreed.
Daytime events at the annual gala on July 31, including the fair in Victoria Gardens, will go ahead and an action plan is being formulated with Kent Police and Thanet council to make sure there will be adequate security for the evening so the fireworks can go ahead.
Two teenage girls were arrested and a dispersal zone put in place immediately following the incidents.
Volunteers are needed to help marshall the event on July 31 and another on August 21.
A statement from Broadstairs Firework Events says: “More volunteers (are needed) to act as marshalls to assist with monitoring crowd activity and liaising with paid for security and the police for them to deal with any potential trouble spots.
“Bucket collectors (are needed) to help collect money from the public to go towards the cost of security and general running of these events. Businesses in Broadstairs who value these events ,please contribute with either a donation or practical help with marshalling.
“We have to act swiftly to “rescue ” the rest of this year and keep these wonderful evenings in Broadstairs. We have been “lifted” by the hundreds of messages of encouragement and concerns over the incident – so let us all not allow the idiotic,mindless, immature, minority ruin it for everyone.”
The team also needs Heras fencing which will be erected on the beach by the firework firing area.
Police enquiries into the disturbance on Wednesday are ongoing.
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