Cuts Watch #257: More fireworks?
We have previously reported on cuts to firework displays as a result of Government spending reductions. It now transpires that rather than cut the Blackheath show, Lewisham Council have set up an online appeal to raise money to fund the display. The Council has informed firework enthusiasts from across London that ‘no activity can be immune to the effects of public spending’ and so is asking them to donate to protect the show.
It is not yet clear whether Lewisham will be using public fundraising to run any other council services in the future.