Bonfire Events for November 5th 2011

With 2011 hosting bonfire events across Manchester at Heaton Park, Platt Fields Park and Wythenshawe Park, organised by Manchester city council, around 100,000 families (according to the M.E.N) are expected to turn out on Saturday November 5 for the free bonfire and firework displays across Greater Manchester.

Events will also be taking place in other locations across the Manchester area during the run up to Saturday activities.

 

Cllr Jim Battle, Manchester council’s deputy leader, said: “We’re inviting residents to save money by going to one of our organised displays rather than trying to hold their own which will just annoy their neighbours.” (quoted M.E.N)

The Police will be providing security and assistance at the events with support form the Manchester Fire service and both the Ambulance  and Saint John’s services will be on stand by.

All this stated, the actually number of incidences involving injury and disturbances around this period has drop drastically over the last couple of years. There were also fewer banned fireworks sold last year, as well as fewer underage sales.

However you should always be aware of the possible effects and consequences of firework misuse, and can get all safety information at the Direct.gov website  here http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/InYourHome/FireSafety/DG_064665   

Message from Trading standards officers;

“Anyone found selling banned fireworks or selling fireworks to youngsters under 18 will be prosecuted   and may face fines up to £5,000 or six months in prison.”

 

Most of all…..Enjoy, be safe and have fun!

 

 

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