Stay safe and have fun this bonfire night

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(Last Updated On: November 3, 2015)

The safest way to enjoy bonfire night is by going to an organised display.

Looking for one in the area?

5th November:
Watcombe School, Torquay
Sherwell Valley School, Torquay
Kingsteignton Football club, Kingsteignton
Prickly Ball Farm, Ogwell (Non fireworks/bonfire event)

6th November:
KEVICC school, Totnes
Buckland AFC, Newton Abbot

7th November:
Warren Farm, Dawlish
Shaldon bonfire night, Shaldon

For full details on the above events, go to www.wearesouthdevon.com/events

Devon and Cornwall Police have reminded people to stay safe this bonfire night-
Inspector Paul Morgan said: “Whilst Guy Fawkes night starts as a night of fun, for many it doesn’t end like that. Each year, children and adults are injured as a result of fireworks and sparklers. Sparklers can reach temperatures more than 15 times as hot as boiling water and five times hotter than cooking oil. They are not a toy and should be treated with utmost care.

“By following our advice you can minimize harm to your family and friends.”

Devon and Cornwall Police’s tips for staying safe

  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
  • Never throw used fireworks, paraffin or petrol, on a bonfire.
  • Take care around bonfires, especially keeping clothing away.
  • Make sure bonfires are out and surroundings are safe before leaving.
  • Misfired or partly used fireworks should be soaked in a container of water and the manufacturer should be contacted for advice on disposal..

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Inspector Morgan added: “Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 or with a CE mark from a reputable seller. This shows that the firework meets British or European Safety standards. You should follow the instructions on each firework and use a torch to read it.

“We would always recommend attending an organised event rather than using your own fireworks at home.”

On Bonfire Night, November 5, you can let off fireworks until midnight.

On New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, until 1am.

It is an offence to let off Fireworks between the hours of 11pm and 7am on any other day

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