Sparks will definitely be flying across the town this month as we approach 5 November.
Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people not to take risks with fireworks and have issued the following advice.
• Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take out one at a time.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on each firework. Read them by torchlight – NEVER use a naked flame.
• Light fireworks at arm’s length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick.
• Stand back after lighting.
• NEVER go back to a firework once lit – it may go off in your face.
• Keep a bucket of water handy.
• Used fireworks should be collected after the display with care. Douse with water, bury or place in a metal container.
• Keep children under control.
• Keep pets indoors.
Bonfires present additional hazards when it’s dark. It is advised to build them far away from any buildings and inspect them properly to make sure that they are stable and won’t collapse outwards.
For further safety advice visit www.wiltsfire.gov.uk
Swindon displays include:
Wednesday 4 November
St Frances CofE School Fireworks Display in Taw Hill. Gates open 5:30pm with display at 6.30pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £3 for children, under 3’s are free.
Thursday 5 November
Westlea Primary School Firework Display – Gates open 5:30 pm with display at 6:30 pm. In advance £6 adults, children £4 or a family ticket for four £18. On the gate, £7 adults and £5 children.
Friday 6 November
Friends of Brook Field School Fireworks Display. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks at 7pm. Tickets on the night: £4 per person, £12 family (2 adults, 2 children). Under 3s free.
Bonfire and Hallowe’en Night at Purton Farm Shop, Church End, Purton from 5pm to 9pm. Free entry.
Saturday 7 November
Swindon and North Wiltshire Scout Group Fireworks Display at Lydiard Park. Entry fee: £8 adult, £3 child.Gates open at 5:30pm. Bonfire lit at 6pm. Fireworks at 7pm.
Swindon Lions Fireworks & Funfair at Polo Ground on Marlborough Road. Gates open 5.30pm. Display at 7.15pm. Adults £9, kids £5.