In the build up to Bonfire Night on 5th November, we’re urging residents to be extra vigilant to ensure the season goes out with a bang for all the right reasons!
Fireworks can be spectacular and light up our skies, but they can also be extremely dangerous and cause anti-social behaviour. Did you know it is against the law to set fireworks off after 11pm, apart from on national special occasions such as Bonfire Night itself, when the cut off is midnight?
It is also illegal to set fireworks off in a public place or on private land without the land owner’s permission.
We do get calls about noise pollution during bonfire night, so we ask people to be considerate towards their neighbours. It is also a good idea if you are having a party, to let neighbours know before-hand so they can make any arrangements if they have children or pets.
For more advice on fireworks including buying them for your own display, click here: https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law
We’d always recommend going to an officially organised event for your own safety. Such events are well managed, with bonfires and fireworks controlled by the organisers.
We would urge anyone who sees or knows of the misuse of fireworks to contact our non-emergency number 101 or in an emergency always dial 999
So…remember, remember – keep safe this fifth of November!