A TOWN’S firework display will be cancelled as it cannot comply with Welsh Government's new Covid regulations.

Buckley Town Council has confirmed the annual firework display, on November 7 at the Higher Common, will be postponed this year.

On October 11, Welsh Government introduced new regulations for organised events which means all adults over the age of 18 will need to show a negative Covid-19 test or NHS Covid pass to enter certain premises.

One of which included outdoor non-seated events for more than 4,000 people.

A spokesman for Buckley Town Council said: “In consideration of the above, the town council has reluctantly and sadly decided that the Annual Firework Display due to be held on November 7 on Higher Common will have to be cancelled.

“The reasons for the decision are that it is not feasible for all those eligible people attending the firework display to be requested to provide the necessary evidence in respect of the NHS Covid pass of negative Covid-19 test.

“Where the firework display is held, it is impossible for the town council to comply with the new regulations. The 360 degree access to the event makes it impossible to meet the criteria required.

“The town council has taken this decision following the new regulations as it cannot comply with them in order for this free event to achieve the safety of the community, volunteers, supporters and the public in this case.

“Buckley Town Council hopes the public appreciate that this decision had to be made to comply with the new Covid regulations.”