Being safe on bonfire night

We're reminding people to leave fireworks at home this season and enjoy watching other displays from the tops of the Malverns.

It is illegal to let off any firework in a public place and this carries a fine of up to £5,000.  Police may also issue an £90 Fixed Penalty Notice.

Fireworks can be dangerous and with lots of visitors to the Malverns it is important that people can watch surrounding displays without the risk of danger from others.

The Malverns are also home to grazing cattle and sheep who can be frightened by fireworks.  An incident occurred at the weekend where fireworks were set off near to the grazing enclosure and livestock fled through the electric fencing putting them at risk of injury on the nearby roads.

Enjoy the watching the fireworks but please leave the fireworks at home.