ORGANISERS of a York fireworks show have promised next year’s event will be bigger than before and are planning to set up a “sparkler park”.

The Kaboom 2012 display was held at Rawcliffe Country Park in November, with thousands of people attending, and although the team behind it have admitted it was “far from perfect” and issues needed to be addressed, they were now looking to next year.

The 2013 event is provisionally earmarked for November 3 and, in an email to those who attended this year, Kaboom said they were considering including a junior firework show and a cordoned-off area specifically for use of sparklers, as well as possibly adding a bonfire if agreement can be reached with City of York Council that it can be held safely and without smoke causing problems on nearby roads.

The firm said poor weather conditions meant the park had “suffered” and Kaboom was now working with the council to “reinstate it to its former glory”, although the ground will have to dry out first and work is unlikely until spring. The organisers apologised to anybody handed out-of-date McDonald’s vouchers at the event – with new and valid vouchers having been sent to those who attended – and have asked for feedback on suggestions that the fairground for the event should be held in the site’s car park, closer to catering facilities."