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Fireworks displays taking place across Bedfordshire for Bonfire Night

Key Message: Make sure to stay safe around fireworks and bonfires.

Annually we come together as communities at the start of November to enjoy fireworks and bonfires, in a celebration from the roots of Guy Fawkes attempting to blow up parliament.

Some events also have food and drinks on offer, along with funfair rides and stalls for children to win a prize. The main events take place later in the evening, with fireworks displays and bonfires.

​​Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue has recommended that the public avoid having fireworks and bonfires at home in order to stay safe. Instead, you should head down to your local fireworks display.

Although fireworks can be costly and expensive, places such as Thrapston offer a free firework display with a chance to donate to charity if you can afford to do so. There are also many other firework displays happening within Bedfordshire which can all be found in this link through the fireworks display in bedfordshire web search.

In order to keep you and your family safe during these Firework season here are some top tips:

  1. Light fireworks at arm’s length using a taper, stand well back and never go back to a lit firework

  2. Never throw fireworks or put them in your pockets or clothing

  3. Light sparklers one at a time wearing gloves, and place used sparklers in a bucket of water

  4. Never give sparklers to children under five

  5. Keep your pets indoors throughout the evening

  6. Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges

  7. Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire, and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture, or batteries

  8. Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. If it has to be left, damp it down with plenty of water.



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