THE firework display set to kick off carnival proceedings in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge on Sunday, November 5 has been postponed.

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has made the decision to postpone the event in respect of the man who went missing from the Jetty earlier this week, when entering the sea to try and save a woman and her dog.

The decision was made after a great deal of discussion and debate, and the council understands there will be disappointment that the event has been postponed.

The town council’s thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing man and all the emergency services involved in this tragic incident, and thank the residents for their understanding. 

The event is being re-arranged and will be rescheduled in due course, with further details will be published once a date is confirmed.

The Firework Co, who were crowned winners of the 2023 British Firework Championships, were lined-up to run the show at the initial event.