November 2, 2023
Bonfire night celebrations are just around the corner, and the Falmouth Fire Brigade has been in touch with some pointers to help you celebrate safely. We do not want you or anyone else to end the night in accident and emergency!
The advice is to not attempt your own bonfire or firework display and here’s why:
Reasons not to have a fire on the beach:
- Local byelaws (you can be fined, and the beaches have CCTV)
- Fires leave hot ashes on the sand and remain hot for 48hrs when buried (young children and dogs will be using the beach the next morning and they both like to dig in the sand)
- Nails and screws within the wood will become exposed and buried (children and dogs love to dig)
- Other people may stumble or trip into the fire
Reasons not to fire fireworks from the beach:
- Unsafe/untrained firing of fireworks (without a fixed firing station you cannot control the direction it launches)
- Behind the beaches are people’s homes and businesses (the wind direction may take the fireworks into these areas and cause fires)
- Large numbers of people gather around the beaches on bonfire night (an uncontrolled firework may go into a crowd of people and cause life threatening injuries)
We would also like to remind all campus users that fireworks are banned on both Penryn and Falmouth campus. Instead, we encourage you to attend a licenced bonfire and fireworks display. Below, we have listed three of the largest local ones that you may like to visit.
Friday 3 November – 5pm – Tremorvah Playing Field
Truro City Council’s annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display will take place at Tremorvah Playing Field on Friday 3rd November.
Gates open at 5:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Entry is charged at £3 per adult and £1 per child (under 16). Click here for full details.
Sunday 5 November – 6pm – Falmouth Cricket Ground
Falmouth Firefighters Social and Welfare Club, and members of Falmouth Cricket Club will be hosting this year’s event at Falmouth Cricket Ground, Trescobeas Road. Gates open at 6.00p.m for a 7pm start.
Chaos Radio will be providing the entertainment and there will be burgers, jacket potatoes, hog roast and doughnuts available to purchase. Entry is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Follow the link for full details.
Sunday 5 November – 4pm – Heartlands
Heartlands annual bonfire and fireworks night takes place amidst renowned mining heritage. It is free to attend but a donation of £3 is recommended. The event opens with a fairground, delicious food vendors, and music from Phaze 2 Mobile DJ. Find full details here.