Residents in Bridgend County Borough are reminded to stay safe this week as celebrations for Bonfire Night get underway.
A number of events are being held across the county borough in the coming week to celebrate the autumnal festivities with fireworks displays and parties put on by local organisations, town and community councils.
Some of the events that are taking place across the county borough organised by clubs, businesses and town and community councils include:
- Porthcawl: On 5 November, the Hi Tide Inn will be hosting their annual fireworks display. Admission is free and the bar will be open for meals and drinks as well as hot dogs and burgers. The event starts at 7.30pm
- Pyle: The rugby club will be putting on a Bonfire Night fireworks display on 5 November. Entry costs £3 and the event kicks off at 7pm.
- Pencoed: Felindre Road playing fields will host Pencoed town council’s annual free fireworks display on 5 November at 6.15pm. Please note, no sparklers are allowed.
- Maesteg: The Rotary Club of Maesteg have organised their annual fireworks display at Maesteg rugby club. The event starts at 7.30pm on 5 November.
- Cefn Cribwr: The Riders Annual free firework display gets underway at Cae Gof on 5 November at 6pm
- Llangewydd Arms: A laser show will be displayed at Llangewydd Arms on 6 November. The display starts at 7pm and entry costs £5.
Meanwhile, South Wales Police is reminding those planning to attend an event or celebrate at home to keep safe and also running a ‘Not Fun For Everyone’ campaign.
Anyone concerned about the festivities who does not wish to be disturbed are encouraged to download posters from the South Wales Police website to display in their window to deter unwanted callers.
We’re urging anyone having a fireworks display in the South Wales area to communicate with residents in their vicinity; to help pet owners prepare. Before the cheer, consider their fear – and help keep animals safe at this time of year.
We hope that you mark Bonfire Night responsibly. Please remember to keep your pets indoors, act responsibly and safely especially if lighting your own fireworks.
Stay safe this bonfire night - follow the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ safety code:
- Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
- Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
- Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
- Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
- Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
- Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
- Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
- Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
- Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
- Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.
Disposal of fireworks
To dispose of your fireworks, please soak them in water first, and dispose in your blue refuse sacks. Fireworks will not be accepted at any of the community recycling centres.