Brandermill fireworks rescheduled for July 9

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 15:08:42-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. — The Brandermill July 4th fireworks which were canceled due to gloomy weather this past Monday have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 9.

The fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m., according to the Brandermill Community Association president.

In years past, the event drew so many thousands of people that checkpoints had to be set up that allow residents only.

In order to get through, drivers will need to show proof of Brandermill residency or display their guest pass given to them by a Brandermill resident.

Drivers going to The Boathouse restaurant will also be allowed through as long as they show proof of reservation.

Foot traffic to the event will be allowed but those individuals will have to park outside the Brandermill property and then walk the mile plus route to the fireworks display.

Two years ago, the Chesterfield Fire Department released the following statement:

“Over the past several 4th of July celebrations in Brandermill, the attendance has increased significantly and we have taken notice that the limited number of parking areas were causing many attendees to park along the roadways in the neighborhoods of Brandermill. This action caused many of those neighborhoods to be severely congested with parked vehicles and our concern was the ability for our emergency vehicles to gain access to those neighborhoods in the event of a fire or medical emergency. Over the past year, the Chesterfield Fire Marshal’s Office partnered with Chesterfield Police and the Brandermill Community Association (BCA) to come up with a solution that everyone could agree upon. The solution that was agreed upon by each group is what is described in the newsletter article from the BCA. We feel that this is a sensible solution to ensure the safety of all the residents.”

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