Safety advice for Fireworks Night
The Carmarthenshire Community Safety Partnership has issued a stark warning to Bonfire Night revellers across Carmarthenshire – don’t get your fingers burnt!
This time of year is one of the busiest for the police, fire service and county council, with parties, fireworks and bonfires.
The Community Safety Partnership is urging people to have fun but to stay safe and not let celebrations get out of hand.
Police have stepped up patrols on the streets to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the lead-up to November 5, and the fire service and council are working together to remove potential bonfires before they are lit.
Parents are being urged to make sure they know where their children are and what they are doing, to attend organised fireworks events; and if they are having their own celebration to follow the fireworks code.
There have also been school visits and a clampdown on shops selling fireworks to young people.
And people have been warned - throwing fireworks at people, property or vehicles is a crime and could lead to a fine or even a prison sentence.
Partnership chair Cllr Pam Palmer said: “This county wide multi-agency approach is an opportunity to work with people about the consequences of firework misuse and anti-social behaviour over the Bonfire Night period.”