Stay safe when having a bonfire or when using fireworks. Read our top safety tips here.
If you see any smoke drifting across the road, please call the police on 101. Under the Highways Act 1980, anyone lighting a fire and allowing smoke to drift across the road faces a fine if it endangers traffic.
For more advice, please contact us.
Fire can spread easily, so please contact us if you are planning to have a bonfire. We can provide plenty of information and advice, such as:
You can contact us on 01670 621 110 for more information.
Buying your fireworks
Pets and animals
Animals can get very scared from the loud bangs and flashes associated with firework displays. To ease their distress, keep them indoors and close all curtains to make things calmer.
Remember, it’s not just your own fireworks that cause them to be scared, so you may need to keep your pets indoors on several nights when other displays are taking place.
It is against the law to cause any unnecessary suffering to any domestic or captive animal. The penalty, if found guilty, is imprisonment up to 51 weeks, a fine of up to £20,000, or both.
If you have livestock of horses, remember to check for nearby displays and ask your neighbours if they are planning on setting off any fireworks or having a bonfire.
If your animals or stabled, check thoroughly for anything that could cause potential injury such as protruding nails and string.
If your animals are staying in the field, check that fencing is not broken and that there are no foreign objects lying around.
It is against the law to:
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