Fireworks will light up heath

PUBLISHED: 16:20 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:37 25 August 2010

THE biggest free bonfire night in south London will be lighting up this weekend.

THE biggest free bonfire night in south London will be lighting up this weekend.

The 100,000 people expected to descend on Blackheath this Saturday are being urged by Greenwich council to travel by public transport.

The display will take place at 8pm with food and drink and novelty stalls and music starting at 7.30pm. Blackheath Village will be closed to traffic from 6.30pm.

Charlton Way between Maze Hill and Shooters Hill Road, Duke Humphrey Road between Shooters Hill Road and Tranquil Vale, Long Pond Road, Maze Hill between Charlton Way and Shooter Hill Road, Prince Charles Road and Talbot Place will all be closed to traffic from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

A spokesperson for the council said: "Unless you are a blue badge holder, it will not be possible to park on the heath or surrounding areas. Try to avoid Blackheath Village as it will be very congested and it will be illegal to bring fireworks on to the heath.

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