COUNCILLORS have voted to explore new ways of funding Pershore’s firework display after the town’s Royal Naval Association (RNA) confirmed it could no longer organise the annual event.
Members of Pershore Town Council voted to look into new ways of organising and funding the November extravaganza at a recent meeting.
Members of the RNA informed the town council they were no longer able to organise the popular event on the King George Playing Fields but would continue to help collect donations to ensure the event remained free for residents.
Kind-hearted RNA members have pledged the £500 collected from those who attended in 2014 and estimated a further £500 could be collected from this year’s event.
A further £500 is needed to be found to ensure November’s event can go ahead but Pershore Mayor Coun Tony Rowley expressed his concern over whether the town council should become sole organisers.
“I’m not totally convinced Pershore Town Council alone should take it over, surely there are other avenues we can explore?.” he said.
His concerns were echoed by a number of councillors and a recommendation town council staff explore other funding and organising paths such as a partnership with Pershore Rotary Club be explored was approved by a majority.