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Bonfire Night – Safety first!

Published: 2/11/2020

In order to help keep our communities clean and safe this Bonfire Night, skips will be available for you to use between 8am and 11am at the below locations.

Wednesday 04 November

Ford Lane, L21 0HT
Car park adjacent to 54 Ford Lane / Opp Xing Do Fish and Chips

Thursday 05 November

Kirkstone Rd North, L21 7NT              
Car park behind the shops / entrance by William Hill    

Friday 23 October - Monday 09 November

Netherton Community Fire Station             
Buckley Hill Lane, L29 1YB        

Bonfire Safety Tips

If you have a bonfire, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Bonfires can only be held on private land with the owner’s permission
  • Warn your neighbours beforehand – so they are aware and can make necessary preparations
  • Only burn dry material, do not burn anything which is wet or damp, this causes more smoke
  • Check there are no cables (telephone wires etc.) above the bonfire
  • Build the bonfire well away from buildings, sheds, fences and trees
  • Do not use petrol or paraffin to start the fire it can get out of control quickly

Once the bonfire is lit, make sure you:

  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby – in case of emergencies
  • Do not leave the bonfire unattended
  • Keep children and pets away from the bonfire
  • Do not throw any fireworks into the fire
  • Do not burn aerosols, tyres, canisters or anything containing foam or paint – this could produce toxic fumes and some containers may explode, causing injury
  • Once the bonfire has died down, pour water on the embers to stop it reigniting and ensure it is completely extinguished

Visit the Merseyside Fire and Rescue website for more information.

This page was last updated on 03/11/2020