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Firework and Bonfire Safety

To make sure that everyone has a fun and safe bonfire night this year we are encouraging people to attend one of the county's many organised events.

Licensed events are the safest way to view fireworks because they have experts who plan and design an exciting and safe display.  A list of known licensed events in Gloucestershire are listed below.

However, if you are hosting your own bonfire night party, the Fire Service has prepared some tips to make sure you stay safe.

Make sure your fireworks comply to the British Standard (BS7114 or are CE marked)

  • Only allow adults to handle fireworks
  • 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
  • For an emergency keep buckets of water or the garden hose close by
  • 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
  • Keep children under supervision when using sparklers
  • Prepare a bucket of sand to dispose of used sparklers
  • Never buy fireworks from unlicensed sellers
  • Pour water on the embers before leaving

     

    Gloucestershire Firework events 2019

    *Please check online for times and or cancellations for each event*

    Friday 1st November

    Cheltenham Cricket Club, Victoria Ground, Princes Street, Cheltenham, GL52 6BE

    Friday 1st November

    Far Peak, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3AP

    Friday 1st November

    Hamfields Leisure Centre, Hamfields, Berkeley, GL13 9TN

    Friday 1st November

    QE2 field (Cricket Ground), Lower Swell Road, Stow on the Wold

    Friday 1st November

    Berry Hill Football Club, Lakers Road, Berry Hill, Glos, GL16 7QT

    Friday 1st November

    Churchdown Park Recreation Ground, Parton Road, Churchdown, GL3 2JG

    Saturday 2nd November

    Naunton Village, Village Hell, Naunton, GL54 3AS

    Saturday 2nd November

    Speech House Field, Speech House, Coleford, Forest of Dean, GL16 7EL

    Saturday 2nd November

    St Edwards School, London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 6NR

    Saturday 2nd November

    Recreation Ground, Kingshill Road, Dursley, GL11 4EH

    Saturday 2nd November

    The Scout Hut, 207 Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham, GL53 0AL

    Saturday 2nd November

    Sir William Romneys School, Lowfield Rd, Tetbury, GL8 8BA

    Saturday 2nd November

    The Red Lion, Wainlode Hill, Norton, Gloucester, GL2 9LW

    Saturday 2nd November

    Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH

    Saturday 2nd November

    Chipping Campden Recreation Ground, George Lane, Chipping Campden, GL55 6DA

    Saturday 2nd November

    The Vineyards Field, (behind Tewkesbury Abbey), Tewkesbury

    Saturday 2nd November

    Leonard Stanley C of E Primary School, Bath Road, Stonehouse, glos. GL10 3LY

    Saturday 2nd November

    Ernest Cook Trust, Fairford Park, Fairford, GL7 4JH

    Saturday 2nd November

    Victoria Road Playing Field, Cirencester, GL7 1EN

    Sunday 3rd November

    Civil Service Sports Association,Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL

    Sunday 3rd November

    Miserden Estate, Miserden, GL6 7JA

    Sunday 3rd November

    Gotherington Playing Fields, Gotherington, GL52 9ER

    Sunday 3rd November

    Coney Hill RFC, Metz Way, Gloucester, GL4 4RT

    Sunday 3rd November

    Longlevens RFC, Longford Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9EU

    Saturday 3rd November

    Guiting Power Playing Fields, Church Road, GL54 5TX

    Monday 4th November

    Royal Oak Gretton, Working Lane, GL54 5EP

    Monday 4th November

    Didmarton Village Hall, The Street, Didmarton, GL9 1DT

    Monday 4th November

    Walls Club, Hammond Way, Gloucester, GL4 3HG

    Monday 4th November

    Prestbury Scout Hut, The Burgage, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL52 3DN

    Tuesday 5th November

    Elmbridge Junior School, Elmbridge Road, Gloucester, GL2 0PE

    Tuesday 5th November

    The Fire Service College, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0RH

    Tuesday 5th November

    The Red Hart Inn, Blaisdon, Longhope, GL17 0AH

    Tuesday 5th November

    Buchanan's Recreation Ground, Victoria Road, Coleford, GL16 8DS

    Tuesday 5th November

    Village Hall, Bondend Road, Upton St Leonards, GL4 8AG

    Tuesday 5th November

    Woodcroft Christian Centre, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 7PZ

    Thursday 7th November

    Thomas Keble School, Eastcombe, GL6 7DY

    Thursday 7th November

    Lakeside Primary School, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HR

    Friday 8th November

    Stratton CofE Primary School, Thessaly Road, Stratton, Cirencester GL7 2NG

    Friday 8th November

    Gordon League RFC, Hempsted Lane, Gloucester, GL2 5JN

    Friday 8th November

    Bishops Cleeve Primary School, Tobyfield Road, Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham. GL52 8NN

    Friday 8th November

    Warden Hill Primary School, Durham Close, GL51 3DF

    Saturday 9th November

    Hillside Brewery, Holly Bush Farm, Ross Road, Longhope, Glos, GL17 0NG

    Saturday 9th November

    Minchinhampton Primary School, School Road, Stroud, GL6 9BP

    Saturday 9th November

    Kemble School, School road, Kemble, Nr. Cirencester, Glos. GL7 6AG

    Saturday 9th November

    Frampton on Severn Cricket Club, Oatfield, Whitminster Lane, Frampton on Severn, GL2 7HR

    Saturday 9th November

    Fishers Meadow, Off Schoool Lane, Quedgeley, Glos. GL2 4JE

    Satuday 9th November

    Bisley Recreation Grounds, Vanderbreen Street, Bisley, GL6 7BN

    Saturday 9th November

    Croft Primary School, Churchill Way, Painswick, Stroud, GL6 6RQ

    Saturday 9th November

    Coates Village Hall, Bathurst Row, Coates GL7 6NW

    Sunday 10th November

    France Lynch Pleasure Garden, Burcombe Way, Chalford Hill, GL6 8LT

 

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