THIS year's firework display in Ledbury will be bigger and better than ever.

That's the promise from its Round Table organisers.

But a question mark hangs over the venue as Ledbury Park, the traditional location, may still be under foot and mouth restrictions on Friday, November 2, the date of the display.

Round Table chairman Neil Morris said: "We're still seeking clarification concerning Ledbury Park but we will endeavour to make sure that Ledbury's firework display goes ahead, one way or another."

The Round Table will not know whether it can use Ledbury Park until discussions have been held with the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Wherever the display is held, the Round Table expects tickets to sell quickly, when they go on sale in the next couple of weeks.

Chairman Neil Morris said: "We're spending more money this year and Event Horizons, who are putting on the show for us, will be bringing their lasers, so we can look forwards to a really spectacular event."

The firework display is a regular feature on the town's calendar and has been run by the Round Table for nearly 43 years.

"We used to do the display ourselves," said Mr Morris. "But two years ago we decided to get the professionals in because there were increasing regulations about the larger, more spectacular fireworks. We would have had to go on training courses to handle them."

This year's display will raise money for the Hereford Special Care Baby Unit, a cause close to Mr Morris's heart.

"My daughter Charlotte, who has just celebrated her second birthday, spent the first six months of her life in the unit," he said.

"She's a happy, smiling two-year-old now, but I decided that if I should ever become chairman of the Round Table, that it would be the charity for my year in office."

Mr Morris said that although the unit's staff are paid for by the NHS, it is dependent on the goodwill of the public to buy equipment.

Tickets for the display will be on sale in Briggs Pharmacy, the Homend, and from a stall that the Round Table will be running in the town centre on Saturday, October 27.