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Remember remember... Safety first this 5th November!

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Remember remember... Safety first this 5th November!

Make safety a priority this Bonfire Night. With the 5 November on our doorsteps, we want to highlight that the safety of our local community and front-line emergency services staff is more important than ever.

Glasgow City Council (GCC), Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue are working together, alongside local housing associations and third-party organisations to ensure antisocial behaviour and disorder is minimised as much as possible.

It is against the law to:

  • light a fire in a public place if it endangers any other person (or property) or gives them reasonable cause for alarm or annoyance.
  • possess fireworks if you are under 18 years old.
  • throw fireworks or to set them off in a public place.
  • use fireworks between 11pm and 7am (from midnight on 5th Nov).
  • cause unnecessary suffering to animals.

The cost of deliberate fire-raising and unauthorised bonfires is overwhelming - and it potentially delays crews from attending more serious incidents. The safety of the local community and our frontline services remains paramount; any behaviour that places people or property at risk will not be tolerated.

How you can help keep your community safe:

  • Please do not allow your children or young people to handle, purchase or set off fireworks.
  • Report any ASB or disorder to Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
  • Report flytipping/ potential bonfire material to GCC for removal – 0141 287 9700.
  • Report any known unauthorised bonfires or firework displays to GCC, Police or Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have published firework safety advice to keep you safe ahead of bonfire night on 5th November.

Please attend an organised event if possible - you can find a list of local and national organised events on the SFRS website.

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