Come early if you can to fireworks display

Published: 31 Oct 2012 09:0014 comments

FIFE police are encouraging members of the public going to the fireworks display in Pittencrieff Park on Monday to arrive early and use public transport if possible.

FIFE police are encouraging members of the public going to the fireworks display in Pittencrieff Park on Monday to arrive early and use public transport if possible.

They are also warning of temporary road closures and parking restrictions as well as reminding the 15,000 people expected to attend the event that it is illegal to drink alcohol in a public place.

In addition, they are advising people not to bring any form of firework or sparkler to the display.

If you are driving to the event and find the council car parks are full, alternative parking may be available at Elgin Industrial Estate and the car park to the rear of East End Park, Dunfermline.

To ensure the safety of spectators leaving the event, there will be temporary road closures in place from 6.30pm at Maygate, junction with St Margaret Street and Douglas Street at the entry onto High Street.

Chalmers Street will also close at its junction with Pittencrieff Street once the City car park is full.

To keep the traffic flowing freely, there will be parking restrictions on surrounding streets and drivers are encouraged to come early to the event, park away from the town centre or to use public transport.

PC John Robertson, who is planning the policing for the event, said, "A large crowd of 15,000 plus is expected to attend and we are encouraging a happy family atmosphere.

"Therefore, we are asking people to park considerately if they are unable to use public transport, and to remember that the law against drinking outdoors applies."

Forth One DJ's will kick start the evening's entertainment at 6pm and provide musical accompaniment to the display starting at 7pm.

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