Cheshire firefighters would like to encourage residents to attend an organised bonfire this year, because most injuries throughout the bonfire period occur as a result of people building their own bonfires, and setting off their own fireworks.
Bonfires and firework displays in Cheshire
Here is a list of organised bonfires and firework displays in Cheshire:
12th Nov 2016 - Penketh Primary School Fireworks display. Gates open at 6:30pm. Tickets by advance sale only, contact the school for more information.
12th Nov 2016 - Sandbach Cricket Club Bonfire and Fireworks. Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 6.15pm and then fireworks from around 7pm
If you would like to add a community bonfire to the list on our website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice for organisers of bonfire and fireworks displays
Advice to organisers of fireworks displays (opens in new window)
Video Bonfire Night safety advice
Transcript (new window, PDF 65KB)
Video - Bonfire Night safety (new window, Movie 15976KB)
Holding your own bonfire or firework display?
Unless it is an organised community display, it is much better to manage without a bonfire. But if you insist, please make sure sure you follow this safety advice:
Reporting arson over the Bonfire period
Every deliberate fire has victims, costs and consequences. Fire setting is an offence. Don't accept it, please report it.
Please tell us anything you know about fires that have been started in your area. Call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have information about who is responsible. You won’t have to give your name or go to court.
If you have any concerns about a child or young person playing with or showing an unhealthy interest in fire, please contact your local community fire station or email: email@example.com
Leaflet - reporting deliberate fire setting (new window, PDF 431KB)
Reporting unlit dangerous bonfires in Cheshire
Please use the numbers below to report any unlit dangerous bonfires that require removal:
In Halton report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 0303 333 4300
In Warrington report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 01925 443322
In Cheshire East report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 0300 123 5011
In Cheshire West And Chester report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 0300 123 7026