LLANDUDNO town council is staying on trend and will again host its firework display in October - but fears have been raised it may be the last.

The display will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at 6.10pm - before Halloween and Bonfire night - on Llandudno North Shore beach.

In 2018, the event also took place towards the end of October.

Cllr Ian Turner, vice-chair of the Councils Fireworks Committee, said health and safety and risk assessments have been increased this year and in turn - have brought with them increased costs.

He said: "We have become a victim of our own success. With the high level of attendance last year and an anticipated increase at this year’s event, we have had to increase all levels of health and safety and risk assessments.

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The stunning display last year in Llandudno. Picture: Ryan Lloyd

"This in turn brings with it an unavoidable increased cost element to the public purse. An increase which the Town Council is challenged to cover after this year’s event, meaning that future displays are in doubt unless it can find a way to cover escalating costs."

Suggestions have been made that funding could be found through commercial sponsorship, grant funding or even Crowd Funding.

"Either way, unless financial support can be found outside of the Council, the 2019 fireworks display could be the last one," cllr Turner added.

"It’s a real worry, because people look forward to and, enjoy the annual display. But with costs rising and, the call on Llandudno Town Council to commit funding or to take over various areas of responsibility such as Public Conveniences, Car Parks, CCTV, Play Grounds etc, the Council may not be in a position to organise another display after this year."

Last year, the town council brought forward their fireworks display to October 27 due to safety reasons.

It was then postponed to Sunday, October 28 2018 after concerns about the wind forecast.

Medical cover will be increased this year to paramedics and ambulances and first aid zones will be established along the promenade.

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The event attracted 17,000 people last year. Picture: Ryan Lloyd

Cllr Carol Marubbi, chair of the Town Council Fireworks Committee, said “Following on from the huge success of last year’s display, which attracted 17,000 plus people to the public viewing areas, we are estimating the number to increase again this year, for what should again be the biggest and best fireworks display in North Wales.

"The success of this event is fantastic for residents, visitors, the local economy and for Llandudno’s standing as a premier tourist destination. But this success does bring with it added risks and challenges to the event organisers (Llandudno Town Council) of continued safe operation, crowd safety and management, plus increased traffic management issues.

"In order to ensure the continued safe operation of this major event, discussions are ongoing between the Town Council, the Conwy CBC Safety Advisory Group (SAG) and Conwy CBC Events Team.

"To further enhance the event and, to address increasing health and safety requirements, including access to and from the event by the emergency services, the organisers have been advised to establish road closures along parts of the promenade.

"Due to the huge success of this annual event, these closures are unavoidable. The Council apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause and asks the public to please understand that it is required to do this to ensure they can enjoy another fantastic display in a safe environment”.

The last two years displays, which have been fired from the beach, were only possible because of ‘in kind’ contributions from Adam Williams, owner of the pier.

Mr Williams has again this year offered to provide all machinery and manpower needed to ensure the display is able to be ‘fired’ safely from the beach.

Llandudno Town Council is encouraging businesses or organisations in the area to come forward and offer financial support to this event.

Cllr Turner added: "It would be sad to see this fantastic fireworks display fall by the wayside after having built it up to being one of the biggest attended events in the whole of North Wales and, which brings many benefits to not only the Town of Llandudno, but the surrounding areas too”.

Should adversed weather conditions prevent the display from going ahead on October 30, then the display will be held the night after, on Thursday, October 31 starting at 7pm.

A spokesperson from the town council said: "These dates are the only ones that fit in with tidal times and ranges that allow sufficient time to safely set up, hold the display, and then remove all the equipment necessary to fire the display."