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How to enjoy Bonfire Night safely

Bonfire Night is just around the corner.

Watching fireworks can make for some fun times, but without proper care they can lead to devastating injuries.

Figures show more children than adults get hurt by fireworks. So it's important parents keep an eye on their kids on Bonfire Night.

Please take the time to read this article (https://www.rospa.com/home-safety/advice/fireworks-safety/) from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents to make sure you and your family remain safe.

And remember your pets may get frightened by loud noises caused by firecrackers and other fireworks.

The RSPCA has put together a leaflet to tell you have to look after your pets while there are fireworks going on outside. You can download the leaflet here: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/general/fireworks

Did you know?

  • It is against the law to carry fireworks in public if you're under 18
  • Fireworks must not be sold to anyone who is under 18
  • It is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year's Eve, and Chinese New Year (1am)
  • It is an offence under the Explosives Act 1875 to tamper with or modify fireworks