Bonfire Night

If you’re planning to use fireworks on or around the estate this Guy Fawkes night please do so safely and remember to be considerate to other residents, when using fireworks please keep well away from the buildings and from beneath tree canopy’s as this may cause a serious fire. Also do not light fireworks in or close to the football pitch as this will damage the AstroTurf surface making the pitch unusable and it will have to be closed until repairs are made which is also very costly.

Safety tips from the London fire brigade for bonfires, sparklers and fireworks

  1. If you’re having your own fireworks display, plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable, and ensure it finishes before 11pm
  2. Only buy fireworks which carry the CE mark, keep them in a closed box and use them one at a time
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
  4. Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back
  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit
  7. Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  10. Build your bonfire clear of buildings, sheds, fences and hedges
  11. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving
  12. Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. It if has to be left, damp it down with water
  13. Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of emergency

For more information from the LFB click here

click here for more RSPCA advice for pet owners on bonfire night

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