All tickets to the fireworks event being held to celebrate the University of Chester’s 175th anniversary this weekend have now gone.
Although the university is hoping for a good turn out for the event on Saturday, March 21, they have made it clear there will be no spaces available on their newly acquired site at the former Lloyds Banking Group calls centre in Queen’s Park Road.
A statement from the university issued to The Chronicle on Wednesday said: "Letters have been hand delivered to properties in the vicinity of the Queen's Park site, to advise them of the event on Saturday evening.
"In the interests of public safety and as a public service, we would be very grateful if you could make your readers aware that space on the university’s site itself is extremely limited because of the nature of the activities taking place and is by ticket only and that it cannot accommodate any more people now.
"It would also be appreciated if you could remind people travelling by car to see the fireworks that if they are heading down towards the river they should use the car parks on the city side, rather than parking on the street in Handbridge."
The community is being welcomed to share in the celebrations featuring, at 8pm, a 12-minute burst of pyrotechnics, set to a selection of classical and contemporary music, courtesy of the professionals behind displays for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, VJ Day, Henley Royal Regatta, and New Year in London and Edinburgh.
Invitations were sent out on Tuesday to community representatives including Reg Barritt, general secretary of Handbridge Residents’ Council, and the Lord Mayor of Chester Bob Rudd.