North East Derbyshire residents planning public bonfire events, are being encouraged to register them with the council.
The council has a voluntary registration scheme in place, to ensure everyone has a safe and happy time when attending events and displays.
If anyone wishes to host a bonfire and fireworks display, where the public will be in attendance, please read the guidance on our website and complete the Firework and Bonfire Event Voluntary Registration Scheme application form (also available on the website) at least six weeks prior to the event.
By successfully registering your event, it will prove you have been independently checked and have the correct insurance in place. You’ll also enjoy FREE publicity on the council’s website and through its social media channels.
Cllr Charlotte Cupit, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “It’s important that organisers of bonfire and fireworks displays are aware of their duty of care.
“People who misuse fireworks can face fines and even court action, so it’s vital you know what your responsibilities are.
“However, everyone taking part in any bonfire or fireworks event, whether large or small, should take care to stay safe and also be aware that the noise from fireworks can cause distress to vulnerable people and pets. Enjoy yourself, but please do so responsibly.”
NEDDC’s voluntary registration scheme covers everything you need to know when planning your bonfire and fireworks display, including: a list of event essentials, managing your event, key equipment and knowledge, danger areas and safety distances and what you should do after the event is over.
To register your event, visit our fireworks page.