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Staying safe this fireworks season

With no firework displays on this year, more people will be buying their own to use at home. If you decide to do this, please ensure you are doing it safely but following the below.

Only buy from licensed sellers

Do not buy fireworks from unknown retailers on social media sites. It’s also illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy or carry fireworks.

Store fireworks safely

Lock them away from animals, children and sources of heat or ignition.

Check your timings

Did you know you can’t let fireworks off between 11pm and 7am?

The only exceptions are Fireworks Night, when the cut-off it midnight, and Diwali, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year, when it’s 1am.

Be considerate

Let your neighbours know that you’re planning on letting fireworks off.

Read all the instructions

The box will tell you important things like how far you need to stand back once the firework is lit.

Keep pets indoors

Cats and dogs should stay inside.

Dispose of fireworks safely

Ensure the fireworks are out, soak them in water, then put them in a rubbish bag and in the bin.

You can find more information on how to keep pets, animals and wildlife safe here.

This information was taken from the Government website. You can find more information here.