Halloween and Bonfire Night can be a fun family event, often but dreaded by others.
We know that Halloween and Bonfire Night weren’t the same last year due to the impact of the Pandemic, all events and parties were cancelled to help stop the spread of Covid.
This year, all Covid restrictions have been lifted and, as they stand, most bonfire night and Halloween events will be able to go ahead as planned.
We should still be mindful of Covid infections, it is still with us, spreading through our communities, our family and friends and it remains important to keep a safe distance from others where we can.
Not only do we need to think of safety when it comes to passing on the Covid virus, we should also be mindful, particularly at this time of year about keeping safe around the real dangers of fireworks and bonfires.
How can I help to keep myself and others safe?
For safer communities we rely on people to report incidents of Anti Social Behavior and criminality, should they witness anything or become a victim themselves.
So, what can I do?
- Report anyone who is selling illegal fireworks or is selling fireworks to children
- Report bonfire collections or storing of wood in your area
If you are worried about a bonfire then you should report it
- If you see an illegal bonfire being built in a public space, such as a park, playground or grassland you should report it to Warrington Borough Council on 01925 443 322 then press 5 2 2
- If you see a bonfire being built or a build up of fly tipped materials on private land and you are worried about the safety of it, you should report it to Cheshire Fire on 01606 868700 or Cheshire Police on 101
How can I keep my house safe?
Bins are often set on fire at this time of the year, putting homes and people at risk as well as wasting the recourses of our Fire Service, Make sure you:
- Keep your wheelie bins somewhere safe and secure
- Keep them away from windows, doors, and fences
- Only put your bins out on collection days and move them away as soon as you can
- Help protect yourself from burglars by ensuring your home is safe and secure whilst you are out trick or treating or visiting a fire work display by leaving your TV on or a light on or use a timer to make it look like someone is home
We suggest visiting an organised display
Warrington Wolves are hosting a firework spectacular at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Bonfire Night: Find out more here
Gullivers World Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 6th November: Find out more here
Visit Cheshire Fires blog about Firework safety here.