MY partner and I have been to many Illumination switch-on events, more recently buying into the corporate packages offered.
This one was easily the best of those we have attended. Our party of six really enjoyed the whole evening. Well worth the £50 per person charged.
Blackpool Council should really promote the corporate packages for this event more widely, in order to get more corporate bookings which bring in a little revenue to offset costs.
The whole show ran very smoothly and Smooth Radio is to be congratulated on providing a fine line-up, which was very much appreciated by the huge crowd, which brushed off the slight rain as if it was nothing.
When the lights were switched on just after 9.15pm, the west side of The Tower illuminated beautifully – a real tribute to Alison Gilmore’s clever work.
Her transition from Imperial Hotel general manager to electrician extraordinaire is awesome.
Finally thanks to the Blackpool Council staff and to Coun Graham Cain who managed to organise an unforgettable evening.
In the glow of the ‘Post Olympics, it’s now time to see if the Government and councils are serious about improving local sporting facilities.
The standard of pitches and changing facilities is definitely dropping.
Why should it be down to the council to clean up after the footballers all the time?
They have someone that goes round and empty bins every week, but surely they can take some responsibility for taking their rubbish home.
If these teams are really worried by the state of the pitches, don’t just whinge, do something about it.
Turn up one hour early and make sure it is fit to play on.
More importantly, stay behind one hour afterwards and pick up the rubbish.
I live right beside some football pitches. You should see the mess that is left when the games are over.
And this is after the adult games, not the children’s games.