REDDITCH Council’s annual firework spectacular is set to return tonight (Thursday, November 1) with a bang.

The event will be at the usual venue Arrow Valley Country Park and will start with a funfair at 6pm followed by live music and then the firework show at 7.30pm.

Live music will be provided by local acts indie-rockers Plus One and solo artist Xavier Reeves.

Admission to the firework spectacular is free but there will also be food concession stands and Wilson’s fun fair which charge.

Councillor Mike Rouse, whose portfolio covers leisure services, said: “The lake event is always spectacular. I've been taking my family for over five years now, so grab your coats and scarves and – whatever the weather - share in the fun of the evening with your families and friends too.”

There will also be disabled parking at the Battens Drive entrance and a free park and ride service so visitors don’t need to worry about where to leave their cars.

The park and ride will run from Moons Moat Drive near the event parking on Merse Road from 5.45pm.

A bus will then depart every 15 minutes until the last pick up which departs at 7pm.

Return trips start at 8.15pm and run every 15 minutes until the last bus at 9.15pm.

This year the drop off point will be at the underpass on Paper mill drive which is a short walk from the event.

A small section of road on Battens Drive will be closed in both directions for a distance of approximately 311 metres from its junction with Hopyard Lane to its junction with Padgets Lane between 6pm and 9pm.

Cllr Rouse, added: “The Fire Service always prefer communities to attend organised events like the one at the lake but if you do decide to enjoy the celebrations from the comfort of your own home, remember to follow their safety guidelines to keep you and your family safe and having fun.”

For more details about the event, call on 01527 534030 or go to