PEOPLE are urged to donate unwanted pallets to help build a huge bonfire at Himley Park for the annual bonfire and fireworks spectacular.

Bosses at the Dudley Council-owned beauty spot are appealing for help from companies in the borough who can donate unbroken, wooden pallets to build the giant bonfire for this year’s event - marking 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission - which will take place on Saturday November 2.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for planning and economic development, said: "We are very excited to be making preparations for this year’s fireworks and bonfire spectacular.

"Every year the event is tremendously supported by local companies donating huge numbers of pallets. Anyone who can help is urged to get in touch as soon as possible.

"Only wooden pallets can be accepted and not garden rubbish, tree trunks or old furniture."

Pallets cannot be collected but will be accepted at Himley Hall.

Companies wishing to dispose of their pallets that are able to deliver to the park should call 01384 817834 to make prior arrangements.