As we get ready for a night of organised bonfires and firework shows on Friday 5 November, there’s things we all can do make sure we celebrate Bonfire Night safely and responsibly.
Celebrating safely at home
Fireworks are small explosives which can cause serious injuries. Never, ever throw a firework and always treat them with greatest care. Read and stick to the Firework Code.
Please be considerate – remember that many people and pets don’t enjoy Bonfire Night at all.
Not building illegal and dangerous bonfires
Please do not build bonfires on public land, including parks and open spaces. It is dangerous and illegal. The bonfire will be removed and you may be charged for the cost of doing so.
If you see bonfires being assembled on public land, please report it so action can be taken.
Keeping your pets safe
Don’t let your cat roam on Bonfire Night in case they get frightened or injured by fireworks. Keep them in for the evening in the run up to Bonfire Night and on the night itself.
Did you know that 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks?
Worried about how fireworks will affect your dog this Bonfire Night? Have a look at the guidance from the RSPCA
Helping you feel safe in your neighbourhood
We care about you and want you to feel safe in your neighbourhood, which is why our ASB team alongside our local partners will be around Cheltenham town during the evening of Bonfire Night to remind everyone about the importance of responsible firework usage. If you see us, why not give us a wave or say hi, we’re also here to help you if you have any concerns about ASB in your community.