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Stay safe and opt for an organised bonfire

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News from our partners Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Take a look at these short video clips that feature advice on how to keep your family safe on Bonfire Night, work out bedtime routines and a fire escape plan.


Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to encourage people to attend an organised bonfire if possible.

If you are having your own bonfire please follow this safety advice:

  • Site the bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs and always away from fireworks.
  • Build the stack so that it is stable and will not collapse outwards or to one side.
  • Never use flammable liquids – paraffin or petrol – to light the fire.
  • Don’t burn foam-filled furniture, aerosols, tins of paint and bottles.
  • Before lighting the fire check for wild animals.
  • Keep everyone away from the fire – especially children, who must be supervised all the time.
  • For an emergency keep buckets of water or the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready.
  • Pour water on the embers before leaving.

For more information on bonfire safety, please visit http://www.fireservice.co.uk/safety/bonfires

Further information on the firework code: http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/safety-community/firework-code http://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law

Below are a number of organised bonfire and firework displays taking place in Shropshire Council’s area:

3 November 2017

Wem Sports & Social Club Bonfire & Firework Display, Bonfire lit at 6.30, 7pm Fireworks, Butler Sports Centre, Bowens Field, Wem, SY4 5AP.

Craven Arms Community Bonfire, 6.30 gates open, SY7 9RS.

4 November 2017

Albrighton Cricket Club Fireworks & Bonfire Night, Gates open 6pm, Kennel Lane, Albrighton, WV7 3BQ.

Brogyntyn Park Annual Bonfire and Firework Display Gates open 6.30pm, Oswestry, SY10 7DA,

Alderford Lake Gates open 5pm, fire lit at 6pm, sound sensitive display for young children at 7pm and main firework display at 8pm.  Tilstock Rd, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ.

Bonfire Weekend at Lower Lacon Caravan Park, Wem, Gates open 5pm, Soulton Rd, Wem, SY4 5RP.

Church Stretton (Rectory Field) Bonfire and Fireworks Gates open at 5.00, bonfire is lit at 6.00 and the fireworks start at 6.30pm. 43 Church St, SY6 6DQ.

Greenhous West Mid Showground Displays 6.15pm and 7.45pm, Gravel Hill Ln, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF.

5 November 2017

Shifnal Cricket Club Gates open from 5pm, Start at 7pm 3 Priorslee Rd, Shifnal TF11 8HD