Bonfire Night events in Saltash
By Em_Williams | Thursday, November 01, 2012, 17:03
Sparklers at the ready, November is upon us which means Bonfire Night celebrations will soon be in full swing across Cornwall. Some may choose to host their own party at home while others may prefer to leave the hard work to the professionals. If you prefer the latter there are a couple of organised firework events taking place near Saltash in the next few days.
A spectacular evening of music, lighting and fireworks display is being staged on Plymouth Hoe on Monday 5 November 2012. The countdown to the pyrotechnic action will get underway at 6pm with entertainment from the stage on the Hoe promenade. The Bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm and Fireworks will be launched at 8pm set to a dramatic musical soundtrack.
Smeaton's Tower, the Citadel and the War Memorial will again be 'colourwashed' with coloured floodlighting to complement the glow of the bonfire. There will also be fairground rides and food stalls available all evening.
The Wilcove Inn, Torpoint
The Wilcove Inn at Torpoint is holding a bonfire and firework display on Saturday 3rd November. The event starts at 7pm and includes a hog roast, live music, stalls and a raffle.
The firework display at Tavistock Meadows takes place this year on 3rd November. Organised by the Lion Club it will be staged by the local award winning company Two Tigers Fireworks Ltd. Gates will open at 6.15pm and the display will start at 7pm. A Barbeque and hot drink will be available. Entrance is £4 for adults and £1 for children.
To ensure everyone stays safe this Bonfire Night, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is reminding everyone to follow the Firework Safety Code:
Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.
Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
Keep fireworks in a closed box.
Follow the instructions on each firework.
Light at arm's length, using a taper.
Stand well back.
Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn't gone off, it could still explode.
Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
Always supervise children around fireworks.
Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
Never give sparklers to a child under five.
Keep pets indoors.
Meanwhile Devon and Cornwall Police say that in the run up to and on 5 November officers will be out on patrol enforcing regulations about the use and possession of fireworks.
Officers can stop and search anyone they suspect may have banned fireworks and issue fines or fixed penalty notices to people who throw fireworks in the street.
Shopkeepers who sell fireworks to under 18s and anyone who uses or possesses them illegally could find themselves facing a fine of up to £5,000 and/or a prison sentence.