HILLINGDON people are urged to be safe and considerate at firework and bonfire events this weekend.
For police, council and fire services, Guy Fawkes Night is one of the busiest of the year and police activity will increase throughout the borough to combat any anti-social behaviour.
Ruislip Rugby Club is hosting one of several firework displays taking place across the borough.
Gates open at 6.30 for the 7.30pm display, where admission is £5 for individuals or £15 for a family. Hot food and drink is available, but there is no parking and anyone attending is advised against bringing sparklers, to avoid littering the playing area.
Hayes Cricket Club is holding its own display the following day from 6pm, next to the Beck Theatre. As well as hot refreshments, there will be children's rides, a Hayes FM Radio broadcast and glow novelties – but again no sparklers are allowed. Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for children (under 16) and £15 for families.
On Sunday, 1st Ickenham Scouts are holding their annual Fireworks Spectacular at 7pm (gates 6pm). More than 1,200 people attended last year. Hot refreshments are available and tickets are £5 each or five family tickets for £20.
On Monday, a 20-minute firework display and live entertainment will take place at Brunel University Sports Park from 6-8pm. There are hot refreshments and free parking. Anyone interested is advised to buy tickets in advance from the university’s main reception, but a small number will be available on the door at £3 for adults and £2 for children (aged 3-15).
People leaving their homes to attend firework events are reminded to lock up securely and leave lights on.
Hillingdon's community safety partners are offering the following advice to those celebrating: Attend organised events, wherever possible.
Buy your fireworks from reputable retailers.
Keep fireworks in a safe place in the house.
Do not let off fireworks between midnight and 7am There are no laws banning bonfires or controlling the times they can be burned, but if they are causing a nuisance action will be taken.
Keep pets safe and secure indoors when fireworks are likely to be set off.
Report any anti-social behaviour or concerns to your Safer Neighbourhoods Team.