Councillors in Bradford on Avon have moved this year’s fireworks display to a different venue after thousands were left disappointed in 2022.

This year’s display will take place at 5pm on Sunday, November 5 at Poulton Park after last year’s event at Victory Field which was marred by a combination of wet weather, houses and tall trees.

The council says: “Starting at 5pm on Sunday 5 November there’ll be a host of food and drink stalls to enjoy, as well as a funfair, before the magnificent fireworks begin at 6pm.

“The event is a no sparkler display — there will be plenty of sparkle in the sky, so there’s no need to bring your own.”

This year’s display will be delivered by Pains Fireworks, from Whiteparish near Salisbury, one of the UK’s largest professional fireworks specialists.

 The council says: “We’re excited to be working with them on our display.”

Last year, wet weather left Victory Field waterlogged and the council was forced to call off a planned gift fair and food and drink stallholders late on the Saturday afternoon.

The council advised the event would still go ahead and promised it would be “visible across the town”.

But thousands of residents were left disappointed when the display was obscured by tall trees at the top of the field and nearby housing.

This year, access for everyone coming to watch the fireworks will be from Poulton (coming in by the play area) or from Baileys Barn.

Parts of Poulton Park will be closed during the afternoon on Sunday, November 5 while they set up for the event.

This means there will be no public access to the meadow from 4pm and the town’s new skatepark will be closed from 4pm.

The council adds: “If you can, please walk or cycle to the event.

“One of the reasons we’ve chosen Poulton Park for this year’s display is a nice location and there is good pedestrian access to the park.

“If you are going to drive, please don’t try to park at Poulton, Baileys Barn or Kennet Gardens.

“In the event of an emergency, we would like these roads to be as clear as possible so emergency vehicles could get through.”

People intending to watch the display will be able to use four Wiltshire Council pay and display car parks all within one mile of Poulton Park.