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Dear Parent / Guardian

With fireworks season approaching we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be in possession of a firework in a public place.

Please do not buy fireworks for anyone under the age of 18. You are potentially endangering that child and others in the community.

The latest firework statistics show 990 people were injured by fireworks in the UK. A total of 475 of these injuries were suffered at family or private parties.

Instead of spending your own money, why not come and see the free fantastic firework display Waltham Forest is holding on Monday 5th November at Chestnuts Field, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF

Gates open at 5pm and as well as a stunning fireworks display there’ll be music, entertainment, fairground rides and a wide range of refreshments. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult.

The council and police are working together to keep Waltham Forest safe.

We will not tolerate:

· The sale of fireworks to under 18’s

· Criminal damage of our estates and parks

· Fireworks being let of in public places

· Illegal bonfires in public places such as parks, open land or housing estates

Those caught damaging property, letting off fireworks in a public place or building illegal bonfires could receive:

· Fixed penalty notices and on the spot fines

· Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC’s)

· A bill to repair the cost of damage to council property

· A criminal conviction following arrest for public disorder offences

Help us to keep Waltham Forest safe. If you see anybody letting off fireworks in a public place; damaging your area or selling fireworks to people under 18, please call LBWF on 020 8496 3000, for Police dial 101 or your Local SNT. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

 

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