The annual Saltwell Park fireworks display looked to be under threat due to the council’s ongoing budget challenges. Now the popular family event, which has been running for many years, and attracts over 30,000 people every year, will be managed and promoted by Metro Radio, and will see the introduction of a £2 entry fee.
Please keep an eye on this web page, the council's Facebook page, or in local media, where more information will be made available. You can also call the events team on 0191 433 8100.
At the moment there will be no organised displays in Oliver Henderson Park, Felling and Barmoor, Ryton. However, the council will continue to support and work with community groups who wish to explore running and hosting their own community events.