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The spark goes out for Fermanagh and Omagh as Halloween cancelled by Council

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Halloween Fireworks event, which was due to take place in Enniskillen and Omagh on Monday October 31, 2022, has been cancelled.

At the beginning of October the Council sought applications from traders as well as craft and food providers for the Halloween fireworks event in Enniskillen and Omagh which was due to take place on October 31.

Speaking on October 3, the event Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff said “In the current climate, I am pleased that Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is putting on the fireworks displays and a range of other activities on the night so everyone can enjoy a night of fun and entertainment for free”.

Now it seems the popular Halloween fireworks event which was due to have the theme “The Strangest Things” will now not take place.

A spokesperson for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council stated “Given the scale of the immediate financial pressures on the Council, together with the wider cost of living crisis, the Council has been required to re-prioritise its budgets to ensure that it can meet its core financial obligations”.

“The Council is aware of the challenges households face in the coming months and is ​undertaking a wider review of budgets and is working with its statutory partners, local support organisations, and charities to develop schemes to support ​residents in our district through the cost of living crisis”.

“The Council recognises that the decision to cancel the Halloween Fireworks events is disappointing, but it is reflective of the very challenging financial environment in which we are operating”.

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