”Current government restrictions mean the usual planned events are not taking place and local councils aren’t holding public events for bonfire night and firework displays.

If you’re thinking of having a firework display at home, remember government guidelines in your local area around household mixing.

If you are planning to use fireworks then please remember the below:

Firework guidance
·         Only buy fireworks from a legitimate retailer
·         It is illegal to supply fireworks to persons under the age of 18
·         It is an offence for under 18’s to have fireworks in a public place.
·         You should never throw or set off a firework in the street, onto a road or in a public place.
·         On Bonfire Night it is illegal to set off fireworks after midnight
·         Anyone caught causing a nuisance with fireworks will receive an instant fine and any fireworks found on a person under 18 will be confiscated
·         Never use any kind of accelerant i.e. petrol to start a bonfire.
·         Be considerate and always inform your neighbours if you are using fireworks
·         Ensure your fireworks comply with British Standard 7114 or the European equivalents”

for more info, check out WEST MIDLANDS FIRE SERVICE guide