Once again tens of thousands of people made their way to Roundhay Park to enjoy Leeds’ biggest bonfire and fireworks event.
Although the evening had been dampened by showers of rain, the clouds parted for an hour or so during most of the fireworks and bonfire celebration, so we took our pocket video camera to a great location for watching the fireworks being lit.
Enjoy the show- we did!
Fireworks Safety and the Law: BE SAFE NOT SORRY ...
Think you know how to use fireworks safely? Get the most out of your fireworks, and stay within the law:
Fireworks and the law:
There are laws about when fireworks can be sold, and to who – as well as the times fireworks can be set off. See how easy it is to be fined up to £5,000 AND sent to prison for THREE MONTHS!
If you are under 18, you can't:
• Buy the types of fireworks which can be sold only to adults
• Have fireworks in public places
If you do, the police can give you an on-the-spot fine of £80.
Using fireworks legally:
It is against the law to:
• Set off or throw fireworks in the street or other public place
• Set off fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am – except during certain celebrations
If found guilty by the courts, you could be fined up to £5,000 and can be imprisoned for up to three months. You may be liable for an on-the-spot fine of £80.
When you can use fireworks during celebrations:
You can let off fireworks:
• Until midnight on Bonfire Night
• Until 1.00 am on New Year's Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year
Roundhay Park map showing the location of the annual Bonfire: