Be kind on November 5th

people watching a fireworks display

There won’t be many public firework displays this November due to the COVID restrictions. Which means more people will be having small firework parties in their own gardens. (Subject to the local regulations where they live).

If you are planning such a party please be considerate to your neighbours. Don’t just buy the biggest loudest fireworks you can. There are plenty of smaller, beautiful ones which won’t rattle the windows.

Ask your supplier for advice on how loud any firework will be.

Please tell your neighbours when you are going to have your party. They may like to watch. They may want to stay indoors. They may want to look after their pets. (There is plenty of advice online about how to help nervous animals to cope with loud noises of any kind).

And most importantly, be safe. Don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right. Don’t take any unnecessary risks. Follow the firework code, and get to the end of the evening without any mishaps.