No smoke, no fire
Sadly the 1st Old Buckenham Scout Group will not be holding their bonfire and fireworks evening around November 5th this year. For many years, this event was strongly supported by the local community and was a good source of fund raising for the Group.
However, in 2008 they had to cancel the event at very short notice because of heavy rain and flooding of the site and, in 2009, though there was a spectacular fireworks display, the numbers turning up meant that the event did not generate enough income to purchase fireworks for the following year.
The Scout Group aims to discuss this matter fully to see whether it can, and should, reinstate this event for 2011 - perhaps refreshed in format to some extent. Any ideas would be welcome.