Renfrewshire’s Community Safety Partnership has advised residents not to have firework displays or bonfires this year.
Its advice is as follows:
As Bonfire Night approaches, we continue to ask all of our communities to follow the restrictions in place for Renfrewshire to protect ourselves and others.
Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, there will be no organised fireworks display in Renfrewshire this year.
We recognise that people may be tempted to hold their own displays. However, personal displays or bonfires can cause a safety risk if not handled correctly and we would advise that these do not take place this year.
It’s extremely important that we do all we can to keep our communities and fire service safe.
Our Wardens Service will be patrolling known hotspot areas in advance to remove any illegal bonfires being built, as well as working closely with the Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland on the night of the 5th to support their crews against any anti-social behaviour that they may encounter.
For more information on fireworks and bonfire safety, visit: www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety