Seeking local heroes

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta organisers is seeking ‘local superstars’ to be offered free flights.

It is inviting communities to nominate unsung heroes and suggest take-off points for a series of hot air balloon flights planned for the run-up to next month’s event.

The community flights will take off between August 5 and 8, with the fiesta at Ashton Court taking place from August 9-11 – including Night Glows on the Friday and Saturday.

Organisers plan to future-proof  the fiesta, which has its 50th anniversary in 2028.The deadline for applications is Friday July 5. For more information and to make a nomination visit