2021 fireworks canceled – Inverclyde Council
The annual INVERCLYDE fireworks display has been canceled.
The event, hosted by the council, was scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6 at Battery Park in Greenock but was canceled due to a lack of housekeeping staff needed to keep people safe and perform Covid vaccination checks -19 for those present. .
Most stewardship companies are contracted to support the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, which runs from October 31 to November 12, meaning there is a lack of staff available to work on others events.
Marshal Martin Brennan said: “It is extremely disappointing that we have had to reluctantly cancel the fireworks this year, but the number one priority will always be to organize a safe event.
“Despite the best efforts of council staff to organize the event, there are simply not enough stewards available to keep it running safely.
“I know this will be a huge disappointment for many people, especially the local families, and I share this disappointment, but it is really beyond our control.”
This is the second year in a row that the fireworks show has to be canceled.
Last year, Covid-19 restrictions ended the 2020 showcase.