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78 firework events registered

78 firework events registered

Friday 04 November 2022

78 firework events registered

Friday 04 November 2022

78 firework events have been registered with the States ahead of Bonfire night, this weekend, with the vast majority happening in Guernsey on Saturday night.

The list includes the public event at Les Buttes in Alderney tomorrow night, as well as nine events in Guernsey tonight, and four on Sunday. There is also one listed at a private residence in the Vale next weekend, 11 November.

All of these events can be viewed via the States website HERE.

The registration system gives people the chance to let others know about their public displays, for others to also attend, while alerting neighbours to private displays. You can also register to be notified of firework displays so you can take measures to protect animals or people who may not like the noises.


Pictured: Anyone hosting a firework display can register their event HERE.

Of the 78 events registered by Thursday, only six of them are open to the public. 

On Friday 4 November La Houguette School and Saint Martins football club are both hosting public displays. Belgreve Wanderers and the Scouts are hosting displays on Saturday 5 November, along with the island event at Les Buttes in Alderney. The Guernsey Rugby Club is holding its event on Sunday 6 November.

This year the States had asked for displays to be held on the 5 November as is traditional, with a reserve date of 4 November if the weather forecast was bad for Saturday.

Above: Standard Fireworks in Guernsey is helping to run the main public events this year.

The States advice also asked for the events to be held between 18:30 and 20:30.

Anyone planning an event near the airport was asked to notify the airport authorities, while homeowners or event organisers elsewhere were asked to be courteous towards neighbours.

"It is good etiquette to let your neighbours know what you are planning. If there are livestock in nearby fields, please let the owners know what you are planning and avoid setting off fireworks late at night," a spokesperson for the States said.

The GSPCA has shared its advice for protecting animals from the noise of fireworks over the next few days.

The charity's manager, Steve Byrne said: "Every year we hear of firework related incidents involving animals and children. While fireworks may be exciting and pretty to look at and its fun to celebrate many celebrations with a bang, we must put our safety, the safety of our pets and the local wildlife first."

Mr Byrne was pleased to hear there is only one retailer selling fireworks this year which may cut down on the number of smaller, spontaneous events.

“The loud bangs and bright lights can often scare animals and we often see an increase in escaped animals during these periods,” he said.


Pictured: The 2022 North Show closed with a bang and a firework display watched by hundreds in Saumarez Park and more around it.

“We’d advise dog walkers to avoid taking or letting their animals out during the times of these displays and to ensure windows and doors are closed with curtains shut and music playing or the tv on to help drown out the noise.

“We have plenty of advice online and have products at the GSPCA on sale that can help.

“Hopefully this firework period and those watching the fireworks can enjoy them and at the GSPCA we want to make sure all of our animals in Guernsey will be safe and well.”


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