Bins need to be out by 6:30am Monday for collection as normal. Contact Centre, One Stop Shop and Leisure Centres CLOSED Monday. EMERGENCY phone number 01827 718086.
Fireworks and Bonfires
As November 5th is almost here, many of us are looking forward to the seasonal fun of a good bonfire and fireworks display. But, each year people end up injured and scarred from not taking common sense precautions, or the dangerous behaviour of others. PLEASE PLEASE have a safe bonfire and fireworks display ... here are a few tips to help;
- If you don't own the site of the bonfire, have you got permission? - check who is responsible for clearing up and any damage.
- Don't put the fire too close to other buildings or fences, or anything which might catch fire.
- Be cautious if there is a strong breeze or wind blowing towards property - it might carry burning embers which could start another blaze! It is an offence under the Highways Act to allow smoke to drift across a road and endanger traffic.
- Try to burn dry material, not household rubbish, tyres, plastics, foam (like in furniture) or paint. BE ESPECIALLY CAREFULL to avoid LPG or gas cylinders, and aerosol cans.
- Don't use petrol, paraffin, engine oil or meths to light the fire.
- Check before you light - make sure nobody has put things into the pile which shouldn't be there.
- Don't leave a fire unattended, have an adult supervisor present always until it burns out.
- Don't block possible access points for emergency vehicles or the audience.
- Rope off a safe area around the fire, to keep curious youngsters away.
- If the bonfire gets out of control, call 999 and ask for the Fire Brigade.