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.
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.
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
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
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
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