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  1. Are there any voluntary groups out there that would like to put a fundraising/information stall on at our firework display night Saturday 3rd November. No fee to pay. Bring your own tables. at University Academy, Insall Rd,Padgate, Be there no later than 4 pm. Vehicle Entry via Station Rd North. Contact myself on here . STRICTLY NO TRADERS.
  2. Thanks gentlemen . will try those .
  3. Does anyone out there know of anyone in the local area who has a couple of kiddies fairground rides ? Will be much obliged for any information or contacts.
  4. Blackbrook's Annual Firework's Display has moved venue this year. We are now at University Academy, Warrington, Insall Rd, Padgate. the event will be held on Saturday 3 rd November 2018. Event starts at 4-00pm . with the display starting at 7-30 pm. ( weather permiting ) Free Entry, Music, Hot & Cold Drink's, Burgers and Hot Dog's Side Stall's back by popular demand . Mr Entertainer, Barrington. . Please do not bring your own fireworks. or pets.
  5. I hear on the grapevine that rep's from WBC have visited Blackpool Council with a view to purchasing some redundant tableau scenes. The tableau scenes will be erected around Market gate in time for the Royal Wedding. A spokesman revealed that along side the scenes street lighting poles will be decorated red , white and blue and the lighting units will be replaced by colored filters. The tableau's will remain in place for 5 day's and then stored away for future event's. When pressed, the council spokesman would not reveal the total cost of this project. Miss Aprile Oneseer, Community Representative.
  6. Ho Ho Ho ! Hello Dizzy. Just checking my naughty list and your name pops up with great frequency ! Although in your favor, My elves say that you have been VERY VERY GOOD this year .. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year . Father Christmas , North Pole.
  7. It is with great sadness that Blackbrook Community Association have had to cancel this years grotto due to circumstances beyond our control. We have spoken to Father Christmas and although he to is very sad He assures us that it will be " business as usual on Christmas Eve" The Grotto will be back next Christmas Bigger and Better than ever !
  8. Thanks Sha . I too agree that the sale of fireworks needs to be seriously looked at. Organized events are monitored by the local authorities with event notification's forms to be submitted. There are limit's on how loud a bang a firework makes. Interesting how a bang free display would be received by the public. Might try it next year.
  9. Hi Asperity. Your comments made me laugh. They do explain why i now have a WW2 sea mine floating in my garden pond !

  10. Firstly Obs can you explain what the word " anachronistic " means ? Secondly, I do not consider H/S as " bumff" . In one of your previous live's I assume you took H/S very seriously. What next Obs ? 21 gun salutes to use noiseless shells ? . Thirdly , I am amazed of your levity of the very serious action's taking place right now in Syria where every loud bang more than likely ends in some poor innocent life being lost. Get real Obs, your a big fish in a very small pond !
  11. In view of recent alleged problem's at a local firework event, I would like to give a little insight into the planning and the carrying out of the organized display's that I and my crew conduct at local event's. We have produced display's for over 20 years. We compile a folder that contains all the information of the planned event, A, Public liability to the amount of £ 20,000,000, through Zurich Insurance. B, A full and comprehensive risk assessment for each individual event. C, A field plan of the event. D, A mission statement. E, Health and Safety . F, A description of the display including the classification of the firewwork's and the capabilities of the actual fire crew. This folder is then presented to the relevant person's who can either say yes or no to the display. That's just for starts. We then carry out a series of site visits prior to the events to ensure that nothing as changed , IE a new building or area of special interest. We ensure that each event has sufficient marshall's as per H&S regulation's. Crowd control, Fall out area's, Safety zones. All relevant bodies are forewarned of the event, IE Police, Fire & rescue, Ambulance service and the notification to Manchester and Liverpool airport's. Flyers are distributed to local homes detailing the event and advising them to care for their pet's. This is just a brief insight into the planning of a safe organized display. Blackbrook Community Association volunteer's are highly trained in the safe and entertaining production of a display. In light of recent event's, Blackbrook Community Association can offer a free consultation to any local group or organization that are thinking of producing their own fire work display.
  12. Blackbrook Community Association's Annual Firework Display. Saturday 4th November. 5-30pm to 8-30 pm Display ( weather permitting ) 7-30 pm At the rear of the Hawthorn Center, Orange grove. DJ & Music, Food, Indoor Stall's Mr Entertainer, " BARRINGTON." Free Entry, Please do not bring your own fireworks !!!
  13. Hi grey_man. If your luck is anything like mine , You will probably end up with Ingamar Johansson and not Scarlett !
  14. Hi Bazj. Your right Bazj, it should be in the interest of the council to take a more proactive role in recycling, unfortunately this is not the case. We at BCA are now looking at plans to ensure that the council take a more proactive role in our next " skip day " . We need to bring these departments out of their comfort zones, lose their attitude of " it cant be done " and replace it with the attitude " you have a problem with recycling ? how can we help ?" One thing that did come out of our project was the negative attitude residents have towards WBC when it comes to recycling and rubbish removal's in general
  15. Thanks Dizzy. Just one thing i feel should mention, It is Agamemnon1, and not Armagedon1. Although perhaps your version may be more suitable for me. lol.
  16. The Vulcan/Valiant skip day went off superbly. Volunteers along with residents loaded an incredible 5 skip loads in 2 hours. Much of the waste was recyclable, so perhaps there is a lesson there. Many thanks to all who took part especially BCA volunteers who organized the event. The volunteer litter pick was also a great success with numerous bags of rubbish disposed of. With more input from service providers I am sure we could improve on recycling more waste instead of it going to landfill. Once again many thanks to all who took part in this event, You are all diamonds. PS. I was amazed that certain politicians did not turn up. Maybe it was because there was no photo shoot to hijack !!
  17. Hi Gary. yes the centre is owned by WBC,
  18. On Saturday 8th April Blackbrook Community Association will be holding a skip day on Vulcan and Valiant closes. In a bid to dispose of residents waste, BCA have formed a partnership with other organizations to enable this project to go ahead. There will be skips at two locations on Vulcan and Valiant , There will also be a litter pick conducted by volunteers who care about where they live, All children who take part will receive refreshments and a free Easter Egg. This project is costing in excess of £2,000-00 ( due to the cost of the skips ) raised by BCA, Bearing in mind that this project will benefit not only the residents , But go a long way to help WBC waste collections to save money ! BCA wanted to use Fearnhead Community Centre as a base for a few hours on the day to provide a meeting point and to provide refreshments for the volunteers, Unfortunately, the department responsible for center hire refused point blank to waive the hire fee of £20-00 for 3 hours use. Whilst we agree that WBC need to achieve cuts to its finances. BCA feel that the departments refusal to join in this partnership leaves a lot to be desired. We have had nothing but excellent support from WBC Environmental Dept ( Mr Chadwick in particular) our local Councillors, The Neighborhood team, and many others. The hire fee is not the issue here. It is the inflexibility of the department concerned to join in a partnership with the other groups. If need be i will personally pay the hire fee out of my own pocket. It is the principle of a partnership project that is the crux of the matter. BCA and others will certainly look twice at any other community initiatives we will plan in the future.
  19. I have just had the pleasure of using the temporary car park at the rear of the market. Problem number one i encountered was the pot holes in the temporary surface, Pot holes full of water so that you have no idea of how deep they may be thus the chance of suspension damage was increased. Problem number two, Walking to pay for the privilege of parking, my shoes turned steadily from black to white, fortunately i was able to wash my foot ware in a convenient pot hole full of water. Unfortunately, I did not realize that i had a hole in one shoe. on returning home i found that i had one pink foot and one white foot. Problem number three, I had the option of trekking through the lime stone plane and the miniature lakes only to be confronted by Warringtons answer to Mount Everest, the dreaded stairs into the market. Of course i could have taken the scenic route between the new multi story car park and the rear of the old market. But, that would have involved avoiding every conceivable type of civil engineering machine known to man. Although not quite old enough to remember D Day I assume that the scene at the rear of the market went a long way to resemble the beaches of Normandy. Problem number four, On returning to my car my first thought was that some yobbo had spray painted it in a lime stone camouflage pattern ! On closer inspection i realized that my car had been sprayed by some passing vehicles who had the bottle to go faster than 1 MPH. My rant is now over (almost.) I am now getting used to the lime stone pattern inside my car , especially , the white foot prints on the floor.
  20. Tut Tut Asperity ! youve missed the little line: thing thats goes between grey and man' ewe will now have the punctuation police chasing you;;'
  21. Well, Two displays, In two days, but what a difference in them. Fridays display was cut short due to adverse weather conditions but still a crowd in excess of 400 people turned out in what was a torrential down pour. My admiration goes out to the volunteers that worked hard to produce this event ( Longbarn Residents Association) . The New Horizons School staff could not have been more help full as could Greencore who supplied staff and equipment to provide burgers and hot dogs. My personal thanks go to my crew who despite monsoon conditions managed to produce a display that was much appreciated by the crowd. Saturdays display at St Bridgets School was just the opposite. Perfect conditions for a display, Once again the crowds turned out in their hundreds and they were not dissapointed. The display went off perfect. Once again i must praise the cooperation from St Bridgets Headmistress and staff, They have supported this event for many years and without that support this event would not take place. Birchwood Lions as usual was at their professional best marshalling the event and helping everything to run smooth. I urge every one to support your local Lions , They are a group of unsung heros.. Once again events like ours could not go ahead with out hard working volunteers , And none work harder than Blackbrook Residents Association. Who plan produce and raise funding `for our events. My many Thanks to All who took part in both events. PS. Grey-Man,,, ifyoucanreadmypostswithouttheaidofcorrectuseofcommasetcthenweneednotthelittledotsandslashestocommunicate !"£$//><,.
  22. It is getting increasingly more difficult to carry out community event's such as a firework display , Each year there is a different hoop to jump through.Last year it was the introduction of a "mission statement ?" and the increase of the amount of public liability insurance from £ 5,000,000 to £10,000,000. This year it is the "event's notification form's" (all 10 pages of it) I have no problem's with the introduction of these item's, But I do feel that to inform volunteer's that those things are required just a few day's before the event put's even more strain on the volunteer's organising of such event's. When i queried the events notification form I was informed that it is on WBC web site. Have you ever tried finding something that you don't know exist's!!?? For each event i produce a folder with all the event information in it, Public liabitlity, field plan, marshall's, health and safety, mission statement, proof of competence, catagory of firework's and much more. These folder's contain all the information that the "event's notification" require's. My rant is almost finished,don't dispair. But when a voluntary group, that does not have a backroom staff of hundred's is put under pressure to comply with all the rules and regulation's , and yet the guy next door can go out and purchase the exact same firework's and fire them off in the back garden or in the middle of the road or on waste ground with out following any rules and regulation's it makes a mockery of what we do !!! Bloody Hell !!! I feel better now. PS. I must add that the school sites that we use ( St Bridget's and New Horizon's ) could not have been more helpfull and i give them my my gratefull thank's.
  23. Blackbrook Community Association,s FREE ENTRY Annual Firework's Event will be on November 5th 2016. Event starts around 5 -30 pm . Display at 7-30 pm . REAR OF THE HAWTHORN CENTRE , ORANGE GROVE. Back by popular demand is Mr Entertainer " BARRINGTON " Hot Food and Drink's. Please do not bring your own firework's No Alcohol allowed on site.
  24. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that was involved in both events. Special thanks go to St Bridgets school , New Horizons school and the Hawthorn Centre for the use of their premises and trusting us with their buildings. Birchwood Lions at Blackbrook display and the Longbarn Residents Association volunteers at New Horizons. Both events were very well attended and all the volunteers worked hard in the damp and cold conditions. Congratulations to all involved in both events , You should all be very proud of what you have accomplised. Both was real community events bringing together not only the community but the many various organisations that wes involved to. A special thanks to the Fireworks Crew who worked in ankle deep mud for most of the displays.
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