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Firework displays should be declared "no matter how small"

Firework displays should be declared

Friday 22 October 2021

Firework displays should be declared "no matter how small"

Friday 22 October 2021

In the run up to bonfire night, members of the public are being reminded to declare their firework displays and abide by safety guidance.

If you're holding a private event, the dedicated day for fireworks is 5 November, with the day after held in reserve in the event of bad weather.

Islanders are being asked to keep private events within the hours of 18:30 and 20:30 on the designated day and if you live near the airport you may be required to let the authorities know this too.

"Fireworks have the potential to distract and confuse aircrews or damage aircraft during flight operations," said a States of Guernsey spokesperson, who pointed the public towards further information you can find ONLINE.

"Simple precautions save injuries and damage - ensure you dispose of firework waste responsibly."

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Pictured: You can't set off fireworks in public places, such as the beach or public parks.

Additionally, pet-owners are being advised to keep their animals inside but not to keep them too confined as this can distress them further.

To help inform neighbours, you can fill in an event form HERE: this will let people know when, where, and for how long they can expect fireworks to be going off.

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