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This page lists forthcoming firework events, which have been brought to our attention. Please note, this may not be a complete list of all events across the Island.

If you are holding an event involving fireworks, please send us the details here, so that we can alert people. 

Location 
Event type  
Date             
Time (from)       
Rue De La Perruque, Castel, GY5 7NSPrivate31/10/202018:00 - 18:30
Ruettes Brayes, St Martin, GY4 6XHPrivate31/10/202018:00 - 22:00
Le Courtillet, St Martin, GY4 6DLPrivate05/11/202017:00 - 20:00
Rue du Monnaie, St Andrew, GY6 8UAPrivate05/11/202017:00 - 21:30
Grand Douit Road, St. Sampson, GY2 4WQPrivate05/11/202018:00
Landes du Marche, Vale, GY6 8DFPrivate05/11/202018:00 - 19:00
Les Grandes Maisons Road, St. Sampson, GY2 4JSPrivate05/11/202018:00 - 20:00
Croutes Havilland, St Peter Port, GY1 1EXPrivate05/11/202018:00 - 20:30
Queens Road, St. Peter Port, GY1 1PUPrivate05/11/202018:00 - 21:00
La Route de L'Islet, St Sampson, GY2 4RSPrivate05/11/202018:30 - 19:30
Les Vaurioufs, St. Martin, GY4 6SZPrivate05/11/202018:30 - 20:30
Les Petites Capelles Road, St. Sampson, GY2 4GPPrivate05/11/202019:00 - 20:30
La Houguette SchoolPublic06/11/202017:00 - 19:00
Les Salines Road, St. Sampson, GY2 4FHPrivate06/11/202018:00 - 21:00
Rue de la Girouette, St Saviour, GY7 9NBPrivate06/11/202020:00 - 21:00

Guernsey Rugby Club,
Footes Lane

Public07/11/202017:00
Rue de la Quevillette, St MartinPrivate07/11/202017:00 - 19:00
La Grande Lande, St Saviour, GY7 9YZPrivate07/11/202018:00 - 18:30
La Grande Rue, St Martin, GY4 6LQPrivate07/11/202018:00 - 20:00
Route Militaire, St. Sampson, GY2 4DZPrivate07/11/202018:30 - 19:15
La Hougue Ricart, Vale, GY3 5LDPrivate07/11/202018:30 - 19:30
Route Isabelle, St Peter Port, GY1 1QRPrivate07/11/202020:00 - 20:45
Rue des Laurens, St. Pierre Du Bois, GY7 9BEPrivate07/11/202020:00 - 20:30

 

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  • Sale of fireworks [2020]

    • Fireworks can only be sold between Thursday 29th October and close of business on Thursday 5th November 2020.
    • The sale of fireworks to persons under 20 years of age is prohibited. 
  • If you are organising a public fireworks display

    • It is recommended you use a professional fireworks provider. They will have the relevant public and professional liability insurance.
    • Plan 
      • You should have an event management plan, identifying the risks and putting place measures to protect workers, volunteers and the public.
      • Most public displays will require some degree of crowd control, even if the event is by invitation only.
      • You will also require fire arrangements to deal with any fire risks (e.g. fire extinguishers, trained fire marshals).
      • You may also need first-aid to be provided, depending on the size and make-up of the audience.
    • Notify
      • If you are holding a public display, no matter how small, please notify your event details via www.gov.gg/events; this will help inform your neighbours and animal owners about potential noise. You can mark the event as "public" if you want to encourage visitors or as "private" if you have an invitation-only policy.
      • If the weather is inclement and you need to reschedule your display, please renotify your event details accordingly.
      • Be a good neighbour.  Let people know what you are planning.  If there is livestock in nearby fields let the owners know what you are doing and do not cause a nuisance by firing them late at night.
      • For the November 2020 celebrations, keep your display to reasonable hours between 6.30 - 8.30pm - finishing your display before 9pm. 
      • Do not fire fireworks in public places (parks, beaches etc) without express permission of the land owner and Parish constables.
    • Prepare
      • When buying fireworks, seek the advice of the retailer and read the manufacturer's instructions as to the suitability of the firework for the area in which it is to be discharged.  Some of those on sale to the public are not suitable for small areas.
      • Always buy fireworks well in advance of letting them off; give yourself time to read the instructions on the fireworks in order that you can make the preparations necessary to fire them safely.  Many require wooden stakes driven into the ground or a hole dug to partially bury them.
    • Safety
    • Read, understand and always follow the Fireworks Code. Simple precautions save injuries and damage:
      • Check the wind speed and direction.
      • The packaging will give you the safe distance between people, buildings and fireworks (often 8m for smaller fireworks, 25m for larger fireworks).
      • Never let children light fireworks. Do not allow young people unsupervised access to fireworks. 
      • Remember that sparklers burn at temperatures in excess of 1000°C - make sure to wear gloves when holding them and have a bucket of water nearby to quench them when they are burnt out.  Sparklers cause more injuries every year than fireworks.
  • If you hold your own fireworks display

    • Fireworks etiquette
      • If you hold your own event, the designated day isThursday 5th November, while Saturday 7th November is the reserve day if the weather is unsuitable on 5th November. Please follow the HSE good practice guidance.
      • If you are holding your own display, no matter how small, please go to the following site to notify of the location www.gov.gg/fireworks; this will help inform your neighbours and animal owners about potential noise. You can mark the event as "public" if you want to encourage visitors or as "private".
      • Be a good neighbour. Let people know what you are planning. If there is livestock in nearby fields let the owners know what you are doing and do not cause a nuisance by firing them late at night.
      • Keep your display to the designated day (5th November) or reserve day (7th November) and reasonable hours between 6.30 - 8.30pm - finishing your display before 9pm. Do not let off fireworks in public places (parks, beaches etc).
      • If you need to change the date of your display, please re-notify via www.gov.gg/fireworks. It is your responsibility to do so, as the system will not automatically change the date of your existing notification.
    • Selecting your fireworks
      • Retailers offer a selection of quieter fireworks, please check with them if you wish to reduce the noise impact of your display.
      • When selecting fireworks, seek the advice of the retailer and read the manufacturer's instructions as to the suitability of the firework for the area in which it is to be discharged. Some of those on sale to the public are not suitable for the average garden on the island.
      • Always buy fireworks well in advance of letting them off; give yourself time to read the instructions on the label in order that you can make the preparations necessary to fire them safely. Many require wooden stakes driven into the ground or a hole dug to partially bury them.
      • Please dispose of fireworks waste responsibly. Selection boxes and cakes (multishot) are normally paper or cardboard based, and can be recycled once cooled down. Rockets often contain a mixture of wood, plastic and paper, and are therefore less recyclable.
    • Safety advice
    • Read, understand and always follow the Fireworks Code. Simple precautions save injuries and damage:
      • Check the wind speed and direction.
      • The packaging will give you the safe distance between people, buildings and fireworks (often 8m for smaller fireworks, 25m for larger fireworks).
      • Never let children light fireworks. Do not allow young people unsupervised access to fireworks.
      • Remember that sparklers burn at temperatures more than 1000°C - make sure to wear gloves when holding them and have a bucket of water nearby to quench them when they are burnt out. Sparklers cause more injuries every year than fireworks.
  • Advice from the States Veterinary Officer

    • Looking after animals
      • A proportion of companion animals (dogs/cats/rabbits/guinea-pigs/horses etc.) fear loud sounds, typically fireworks and thunder. It is impossible to predict which animals will develop sound phobias but it usually takes multiple loud sounds to sensitise an animal. When exposed to loud sounds phobic animals become fearful and anxious.
      • It is important to keep sound phobic animals in a safe and secure environment that will ideally muffle the sounds. However, animals must not be confined to small spaces as confinement heightens their anxiety. For instance, keep your dog in the house, draw the curtains, turn up the television but let the dog wander from room to room as it wants.
      • Owners of sound phobic dogs could try to desensitise them months before any noisy event. This should be done with the assistance of an animal behaviourist.
      • If you've left it too late to desensitise your dog you could try behavioural aids such as 'DAP Diffusers or Collars' and 'Thundershirts' or anxiolytic medication such as 'Zylkene'.
    • Responsible use of fireworks
      • Liaise with neighbours if you have a sound phobic animal so they can moderate the use of noisy fireworks and limit the duration of their display.
      • Pick up firework or party debris the next day to avoid any injuries to wildlife.
    • Bonfires
      • In order to avoid injuring any wild animals, such as hedgehogs, which may utilise bonfires as a place for hibernation, we advise that you do not start creating the bonfire until a day or two before the bonfire is due to be lit. Alternatively, a wildlife-proof fence should be erected around the bonfire to dissuade wildlife from entering the bonfire prior to it being lit - this fence should be removed just prior to lighting the bonfire.
      • Event organisers wishing to have a bonfire will need to apply for an exemption from the Director of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation.
      • Further information is available at https://gov.gg/pollution.
  • Bonfires (Air Pollution Ordinance exemptions)

 

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