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Bonfire Night

Alert message sent 02/11/2019 15:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Lancashire Constabulary

Dear Citizen,

Bonfire Night can be spectacular but it is important to remember not everyone enjoys the evening or hearing fireworks being set off.

Blackpool Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out extra patrols in your area to keep you safe but there are number of steps you can take to ensure a great Bonfire Night.


• The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an organised display
• Fireworks are noisy (they can upset very young or elderly people as well as pets) and they can cause damage and / or cause serious injuries if not used properly.
• Always ask an adult to light your fireworks
• Handheld fireworks such as sparklers should be held at arm’s length
• Never throw a firework at a person, animal or property
• Store fireworks safely, away from bonfires or other fires where they could go off accidentally
• You have to be 16 or over to buy ‘novelty’ fireworks, such as sparklers, caps and ‘serpents’, and 18 or over to buy all other types of fireworks.
• Keep cats, dogs and other pets safely inside on Bonfire Night
• It is an offence to let fireworks off between 11pm and 7am except on 5th November, Diwali, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year when the curfew is 1am. It is also an offence to set off fireworks in a public place.


Phil Palmer PS3445
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Phil Palmer (Police, Sgt, WEST - Blackpool)
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