A popular Swindon fireworks display has given an update on whether the event will go ahead after the bad weather.

Lydiard Park Fireworks Spectacular is always one of the town’s most anticipated displays for Bonfire Night each year.

Yet there were question marks over the event after Storm Ciarán hit Wiltshire, bringing with it heavy rainfall and flooding across the county.


The display’s organisers have since confirmed that the show will go on despite the adverse weather conditions in Swindon.

A spokesperson said: “In light of the weather conditions, the team have been out to the field this lunchtime to assess the state of the ground.

“We have agreed with the council that the event can proceed as planned with some minor changes to the plans.

“We are planning on making another couple of assessments between now and the display, but at the moment, looking at the conditions and the weather reports we still think the display will go ahead.

“We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday evening.”

Visitors have been advised to take public transport due to car parks being slowed and told to set off with enough time spare to arrive for 7pm.