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Blackheath fireworks could be axed until 2023 because of Lewisham Council cuts

The Blackheath fireworks display – which was due to take place tonight – may not return until at least 2023 because of budget cuts at Lewisham Council. The council says it needs to make cuts of at least £40 million by April 2024, with £24m in cutbacks needed next year. The Covid-19 pandemic has left Lewisham with a […]

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Lewisham Council refused London City Airport sponsorship for Blackheath fireworks

853 exclusive: Lewisham Council refused an offer of sponsorship from London City Airport to fund the annual Blackheath fireworks display – an offer which came via neighbouring Greenwich Council, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal. Finances have been tight for the £121,000 display, which attracts tens of thousands of people to Blackheath […]

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Blackheath fireworks 2017: Greenwich Council refuses to pay more to help Lewisham with costs

853 exclusive: Greenwich Council has turned down a new request from Lewisham Council to increase its funding for the annual Blackheath fireworks display. The event used to be jointly-funded, but Greenwich pulled out in 2010, claiming it could no longer afford to pay its £37,000 share of the costs. Since then, Lewisham has sought public […]