Get ready for Grantham’s firework extravaganza

Last year's Bonfire Night fun at Great Gonerby. 755C

Last year's Bonfire Night fun at Great Gonerby. 755C

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It’s that time of year again, time to get out the winter coats, scarves and gloves, and buy a pack of sparklers.

Yes, Bonfire Night will soon be upon us! And once again, Lincolnshire Fire Aid will be putting on a spectacular firework display off Belton Lane, Great Gonerby, complete with roaring bonfire.

Last year's Bonfire Night fun at Great Gonerby. 755C

Last year's Bonfire Night fun at Great Gonerby. 755C

This year’s display is on Saturday, November 2. Gates will open at 5.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the firework display will begin at 7.30pm. To make it even more fun for the whole family, there will be stalls selling refreshments and other attractions.

Entry is £4 for adults, children under 7 get in free.

Lincolnshire Fire Aid puts on the event every year to both provide a great night out for families and keep them safe, by deterring events at home which are more dangerous.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, which works with Fire Aid, has issued advice for those intent on celebrating Bonfire Night at home.

Last year's Bonfire Night fun at Great Gonerby. 755C

Last year's Bonfire Night fun at Great Gonerby. 755C

LINCOLNSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE: SAFETY ADVICE

“Remember remember - safety this November”, says Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, which has issued advice on staying safe.

The majority of accidents involving fireworks can be avoided if a few basic and simple rules are followed.

** Before the display:

Check the fireworks you buy are suitable for the size of your garden and conform to British Standards (BS 7114)

Ensure your display area is free from hazards

Do not tamper with fireworks

Read the instructions in daylight

Warn neighbours, especially the elderly and those with pets/animals

** Things you will need on the night:

Metal box with a lid for safe storage

Torch

Protective hat, eye protection and gloves

First aid kit

Bucket of soft earth for sticking fireworks in

A board or flat surface for flat bottomed fireworks

Suitable support for Catherine Wheels

Suitable launcher for rockets

** During the display:

Light fireworks at arms length with a taper

Stand well back

Never go back to a lit firework

Keep storage box closed between use

Keep children under control

Keep pets indoors

** After the display:

Use tongs or gloves to collect spent fireworks

Next morning, check again and remove firework debris

** Sparklers:

Never give sparklers to children under five

Light one at a time

Hold at arms length

Wear gloves when holding sparklers

Put sparklers hot end down into a bucket of sand or water

** Bonfires:

Organise properly

Should be at least 18 metres (60ft) away from houses, fences or sheds

Use domestic firelighters

Never use petrol, paraffin or other flammable liquids

Never put used fireworks, aerosols, foam-filled furniture, batteries, tins of paint or tyres on a bonfire

** For more advice go to www.bonfire-night-safety.co.uk