Bonfire Night events in Bude
By Em_Williams | Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 23:13
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 in Bude and the surrounding area in the next few days.
Bude Rugby Club
The Bude RFC annual fireworks display will take place this year on Saturday 3 November at the Clubhouse. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the professional firework display will start at around 7pm. As well as the fireworks there will be a hog roast, BBQ, bar and refreshments. Family tickets cost £10 (2 adults and 2 children), adults are £3, children £2 and children under three are free.
Woolsery & Clovelly Charity Bonfire & Fireworks Night
The Woolsery and Clovelly Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Night takes place at the Milky Way Adventure Park on 3 November. Gates will open at 6.30pm and the entrance cost is £3 per person. The evening is being held in aid of Clovelly Lifeboat, Woolsery Young Farmers and Tarka Radio.
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.