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Remember remember 5th November

Alert message sent 05/11/2019 10:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Notts Police

Remember, remember, 5th November.

Today is Bonfire Night and we hope you all have a safe and enjoyable evening.

There is a bonfire Display on tonight at the Forest Recreation Ground on Gregory Boulevard which is free to the public.

If you have plans to have your own display at home, please read our advice to ensure you keep yourselves safe:
o Only buy fireworks from a legitimate retailer.

o It is illegal to supply fireworks to persons under the age of 18.

o Shops are not allowed to sell fireworks louder than 120 decibels.

o It is an offence for under 18’s to have fireworks in a public place.

o You should never throw or set off a firework in the street, onto a road or in a public place.

o You’re not allowed to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am except on Bonfire night whereby the curfew is
midnight to 7am. New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, curfew is 1am.

o Anyone caught causing a nuisance with fireworks will receive an instant fine of £80 and any fireworks found on a person under18 will be confiscated.

o Never use any kind of accelerant i.e. petrol to start a bonfire.

o Always inform your neighbours if you are using fireworks and be considerate.

o Ensure your fireworks comply with British Standard 7114 or the European equivalents.

o Remember, if you break the law on fireworks you could be sent to prison for up to six months or your parents or carers could receive a fine.
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Laura Cooper (Police, PCSO 4910, Oxclose Lane, Sherwood, Carrington & Edwards Lane)
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