THE owner of Penarth's Michelin Star Restaurant James Sommerin is putting on a fireworks display for new year's eve which he hopes could become a regular community event in future.

James Sommerin has been holding firework displays around midnight to see in the new year for three years now but wants to make the event bigger and better.

He wants to put on the event for his customers and the wider Penarth community to enjoy.

The restaurant is fully booked for new year with between 50-100 people due to dine there on Sunday (December 31).

He said: "I realised there are no organised firework displays round and about.

"I want Penarth to be a shining light on the map. It deserves that.

"We have a fantastic area down there and we just want people to join and if they are in the area to come down and have a look."

The display will last for about eight to ten minutes and will begin just after midnight.

Mr Sommerin is also hoping that the town council may be interested in becoming involved with a regular fireworks event on the seafront in future.

He is confident that at low tide, with minimal wind and rain, that the event can be a success again this year and grow to become a larger community event in years to come.