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Firework display and Bonfire in Northallerton

25th October 2013

Firework display and Bonfire in Northallerton

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, on behalf of Northallerton Town Council, has again teamed up with a local business to hold the area’s biggest firework display and bonfire on Tuesday 5th November at the Applegarth in Northallerton at 6:30pm.

Organisers are encouraging people from across the town and its neighbouring villages to take part in the free event to help reduce accidents and injuries.

To get the local community involved in the event, pupils from Mill Hill Community Primary School in Northallerton, were invited to build a guy who will be burnt on top of the bonfire.

This year’s event is sponsored by Simon Bailes Peugeot, who has been involved with the celebrations for many years. Organisers expect over 5000 people to attend the display, now in its 46th year, which is the biggest annual community safety event in Northallerton.

Managing director, Simon Bailes, said: “We’re urging local people to take part in organised events such as this rather than host their own at home. We’re really pleased to be involved again as displays such as this really do reduce accidents. We want the whole community to be involved and enjoy this fun, family event.”

Darren Henderson, Watch Manager, from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said; “We want everyone to enjoy bonfire night, but we want them to do so safely. The best way for people to have an enjoyable and safe evening is for them to attend an organised event such as this one in Northallerton where the fireworks are handled by professionals. It is free for the public to attend, but we would ask that if you do come along, you make a donation to ensure we can hold the display next year.”

If you can’t make it along to this year’s event and are planning to celebrate at home please follow our top tips below;

  • Only buy fireworks from a legitimate retailer.
  • Check the fireworks you buy are suitable for the size of the garden and conform to British Standards (BS 7114).
  • Alcohol and fireworks don’t mix.
  • Light fireworks at arm’s length with a taper.
  • Stand well back and keep others back.
  • Never go back to a lit firework.
  • Never play with fireworks or put fireworks in your pocket.
  • Always supervise children around fireworks.
  • Store fireworks in a metal box, kept closed between use.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Sparklers can cause serious injury to children if not handled correctly.
  • Do not give sparklers to children under five and closely supervise children over five.

The event at the Applegarth starts at 6:30pm, with the firework display at 7pm and the bonfire being lit at 7:30pm.

Mill Hill Community Primary School, with Northallerton BW, Simon Bailes and Councillor John Forrest, Mayor of Northallerton

Photo shows; Simon Bailes Managing Director, Simon Bailes Peugeot, main sponsor of the event, Councillor John Forrest, Mayor of Northallerton, Members of Blue Watch from Northallerton Fire Station and children from Mill Hill Community Primary School Northallerton

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