Remember, remember, take care on bonfire night
Fireworks night is just around the corner and Somerset Council is reminding everyone, to stay safe, reduce waste and follow the advice of the fire service.
Fireworks night is a fun time of year, with parties and back garden displays of bright lights and rockets. It is important that residents take care, celebrate fireworks night safely, and reduce waste where possible.
It’s essential to follow the advice from the fire service and other experts and take these simple steps to help keep everyone safe:
As well as staying safe when celebrating, the council is urging households to use bonfire night to waste less.
Cllr Dixie Darch, Somerset Council’s Lead Member for Climate and the Environment said:
“Bonfire night is a fun-filled spectacle but it’s important to know how to properly dispose of fireworks to prevent bin fires.
“The celebrations can also be the perfect opportunity to use up leftovers and waste less. Raid the fridge, freezer and cupboards to make great party food.
“Avoid single-use party plates and cups (even if they are recyclable), ask guests to bring along a reusable plate and cup.”
Further safety information is provided by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue’s website: www.dsfire.gov.uk/safety/home/fireworks