Bonfire and Firework Safety

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging residents to “Be safe not sorry” this bonfire season.

Misuse of fireworks at home is the most common cause of injuries and unofficial bonfires not only cause a nuisance to local people and greatly impact on the community as a whole, they tie up fire engines that should be undertaking vital life-saving prevention work or attending real emergencies.

Please don’t get involved in unofficial bonfires or let your children attend one.

Organised Events in Teesside

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an organised event. Events taking place in your area include:

Wednesday November 1

New Marske. Marske Sports Club.7.30pm. Entry is £3 each or family of 4, £10

Friday November 3

Redcar Rugby Union Football Club, Mackinlay Park, Green Lane, Redcar. 6.30pm. No onsite parking. Tickets are available from the club. Adults, £4 (concessions £2), Family Tickets £10.

Marton Cricket Club, Stokesley Road, Marton, Middlesbrough. Firework display 7.15pm. Adults £4 U16s £3. Advance early bird family ticket £10 (2 Adults 2 U16s) Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday November 4

Skinningrove. Skinningrove beach and seafront. 6.30pm. Free.

Thornaby Cricket Club, Mandale Bottoms, Acklam Road, Thornaby. Firework display 7.15pm. Tickets are now on sale from the Cricket Club. Monday-Friday 7.30pm, Sat-Sun 12.30 pm. Adults £3, u16s £1.50, Family ticket £7 (2 Adults 2 u16s)

Sunday November 5

Stockton Riverside. Fireworks Spectacular. Roadshow from 6.30pm, Firework display 7.30pm. Free. Details

Seaton Carew Front, Hartlepool. Fireworks Spectacular. Fun fair from 4pm, entertainment and music from 5pm. Display 6.30pm Free. More details

Corus Sports and Social Centre, South Avenue, Dormanstown, Redcar. Sunday 5 November. 7pm (gates open 6pm). Entry £1.

Acklam Rugby Club, Talbot Park, Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough. Bonfire lit 6pm, firework display 7pm. Tickets priced £5 adults, £3 children, £10 family ticket (2 adults 2 children) available from the club.

Stop Arson – Enough is Enough

If you have any information on arson, which could be about where it’s happening or who is responsible, call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111, or Cleveland Police on 101.