Residents encouraged to be a good neighbour and celebrate Bonfire Night safely

Community Advice and Support
15:58, Friday, 30th October 2020

Residents in North Lincolnshire are being encouraged to be considerate of their neighbours as Bonfire Night approaches.

While they can bring enjoyment to many, fireworks are also a source of anxiety to others along with their pets.

With North Lincolnshire moving to Covid-19 alert level High from 00.01 on Saturday 31 October residents are asked to consider alternative ways to celebrate Bonfire Night safely at home.

You could get creative with some sparkling craft ideas or bake some tasty treats. For fun, family-friendly ideas, visit our website.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Throughout the pandemic the people of North Lincolnshire have come together in a brilliant show of community spirit – being a good neighbour and checking in on each other, performing simple good deeds like cooking an extra meal for someone make all the difference.

“This Bonfire Night, we are asking people to continue this fantastic neighbourliness, considering the harmful impact letting off fireworks can have for our fellow residents and our pets.

“As of Saturday 31 October North Lincolnshire enters Tier 2, with further restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the virus. The guidance is clear – we must not meet in a group of more than six outside. This includes gardens, where people often meet to celebrate Bonfire Night.

“We have to redouble our efforts, to protect the most vulnerable in our communities – our mums, our dads, our grandmothers and grandfathers.”