The fireworks at Cassiobury Park have been pushed back to allow football fans enough time to get across town.

Watford's Premier League home fixture against Chelsea on Saturday November 2 will kick off at 5.30pm and be broadcast on Sky Sports.

The match was originally scheduled to start at 3pm, meaning there would have been plenty of time for supporters to make their way across town to the park.

But with the kick-off time changing (announced September 19), the early evening fixture clashes with another major event happening in the town - the fireworks display at Cassiobury Park.

Thousands of people are expected at Hertfordshire's largest free display but everything has now been delayed by 30 minutes.

The firework show will now start at 8pm instead of at 7.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm instead of 7pm, and entertainment will begin at 6.30pm rather than 6pm.

Visitors will not be allowed to bring sparklers, fireworks or alcohol into the park.

Watford Borough Council hopes there will now be enough time for fans to get across from Vicarage Road to the park, with the game set to finish at around 7.20pm.

Visitors to Cassiobury Park are encouraged to use public transport or walk to the park.

Only blue badge holders will be allowed to park in Gade Avenue car park at Cassiobury Park. Signs have already gone up in and around Cassiobury Park warning motorists there will be no on-street parking on November 2 on roads close to the park.

The council says £5 parking has been made available at Fullerians rugby club, Sun Sports Club, and Cassiobury Junior School.

With 20,000 fans at Vicarage Road and thousands heading to the park, the town will be incredibly busy from the late afternoon.

Therefore people heading into town are advised to leave as much extra time as possible.