Tring Cricket Club says: ‘We’ll listen to you’ following Festival of Fire feedback

Festival of Fire, Tring
Festival of Fire, Tring

Tring Cricket Club has vowed to listen to festival-goers comments and suggestions following its Festival of Fire fundraising event.

More than 90 per cent of those who chose to complete the online survey said they enjoyed the fireworks display, and more than half said that there was a good atmosphere on the night, which attracted an estimated 3,500 people.

The results must have proved happy reading after the volunteer organisers were subjected to vicious backlash on social media after the event.

A spokesman for Tring Cricket Club said: “There were many helpful suggestions but the overriding message was crystal clear – no wrestling, more lighting and an earlier fireworks start time.

“The work that went into putting on the event, by a small team of unpaid volunteers was phenomenal. We are incredibly grateful to these people and to the sponsors whose generosity encouraged us to try and push the event forward.

“Declining attendances had indicated to us that we needed to take some risks to re-energise the show. Most things worked well for the majority of people, a few didn’t.

“The survey very much confirmed our own thoughts about where we can improve, and the good news is that these easily addressed.”

The club said the night was the most successful on record in terms of the money raised.