We know its a bit late, but this vid has only recently come to light.
They went, They fretted, They wet themselves, they went home and cried !!
On the 18th November two members of Billericay Round Table visited Westminster Hall under the invitation of Will Quince , Member Of Parliament for Colchester.
Along with 70 members of Round Table in Essex, Mark Roberts (second left) and Gary Tilley (right) visited the Houses of Parliament to celebrate the £600,000 raised by Essex Tables in the past year. Much laughter, patting on back's, bottles of beer and tours of the building were undertaken.
Pictured with Mark and Gary is the Round Table National President, Marcus Jones and Will Quince MP, member of Colchester Colne Round Table.
Saturday the 7th November saw Billericay Round Table put on what was arguably their biggest and best fireworks display to date - no mean feat when the event has been running for 46 years! Early figures suggest that in excess of £60,000 was raised from the night, all of which will go back into the local community.
Thousands attended the event held at Lake Meadows in Billericay, and were royally entertained, not just by £21,000 worth of fireworks in the main display, but also by a smaller children's display earlier in the evening, the torch-lit procession to light the bonfire, and live entertainment hosted by Martin and Su from Heart FM. On top of the entertainment throughout the evening, there were also numerous high quality food and drinks stalls and a mini funfair - there really was something for all the family to enjoy.
Event Director Simon Poole has said "After an entire years worth of planning, Billericay Round Table are really proud how this years event went. We're constantly looking for ways to improve the event, and the online ticketing solution from RedBox was a huge success this year, allowing people to buy their tickets well in advance and at substantially discounted prices. We really do feel we were able to give the paying public great value for money this year, we put this event on to give something back to the local community, and in return, their continued support allows us to provide donations to local charities and good causes, giving help and hope where it is most needed"
"We haven't finalised the figures just yet, but it is looking like we will have made around £60,000 of profit this year, all of which will be put back into the local area, and we'd like to take the opportunity to thank all those who attended this years event - without your support, we couldn't keep putting on such a fantastic event"
The display really is a community event, with the Round Table volunteers being superbly supported by the towns other service groups such as the Rotary and Lions Clubs, as well as local Scout Groups, the ATC, Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, Ingatestone Youth Town Council and the rugby club. Round Table Chairman Seb Roberts said "We really are so grateful for the countless volunteers who, year on year, turn out to support us. So many people continue to give their time freely to help put on the event, and it just shows what a wonderful town we are all part of".
The Round Table motto is "Adopt, Adapt, Improve" and Mr Roberts also commented "It may come as a surprise to some of our supporters, that planning for next years fireworks has already started! We always aim to make each display bigger and better than the year before, and we'd love to hear feedback from those who attended of their own personal experiences so that we can look to make the 47th Billericay Fireworks display in 2016 even better!"