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Nottinghamshire County Council are making sure Notts fireworks go with a bang safely

20th October 2017
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Nottinghamshire County Council are making sure Notts fireworks go with a bang safely

Nottinghamshire County Council are working hard to ensure that residents across the county enjoy bonfire and fireworks celebrations safely, clamping down on retails in relation to the storage of products.

Councillor Gordon Wheeler, Vice-Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community and  Place Committee, says Trading Standards officers will be clamping down on local shops that do not safely store and sell fireworks on the run-up to Bonfire night (Sunday 5 November).

He said: “There are 73 premises in the county that sell fireworks and we will be carrying out inspections of smaller independent shops along with premises where there have been issues identified on previous inspections.”

“All shops selling fireworks are required to meet the Explosives Regulations (2014) relating to the storage and sale of fireworks. Our officers will be checking that fireworks are being stored safely and away from combustible materials and other potential sources of ignition, and ensuring traders understand the current age restrictions applied to the sale of fireworks and sparklers.”

“We would also like to remind local residents to follow carefully the instructions for storing and using the fireworks correctly, and encourage them to use ‘Category 2’ fireworks designed for gardens rather than ‘Category 3’ fireworks, which are more appropriate for organised displays.”

The Council has provided dedicated advice and support to national warehouse retailer JTF Mega Discount Warehouse, which sells a wide range of fireworks to businesses and the public and is based in Tuxford with outlets across the Midlands and the north of England including Hucknall.

Residents who have concerns on particular products or to receive consumer advice should contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.

 

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