Thinking of holding a bonfire in Shrewsbury? This is a must read
30th October 2012
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Any group or individual planning a bonfire on public land within Shrewsbury town is asked to contact Shrewsbury Town Council with their request, which will be considered on the grounds of health and safety and risk of disruption to surrounding areas.

Any unauthorised bonfire built on Town Council land will be treated as fly-tipping and may result in prosecution.

Mike Cox, Outdoor Recreation & Asset Manager for Shrewsbury Town Council said: “The Town Council will need to check that any bonfire event on our land is properly organised to ensure risk of injury, damage to property, pollution and nuisance issues have been minimised so the event can be safe and enjoyable for all concerned.”

To submit a request email mike.cox-stc@shrpshire.gov.uk or call 01743 257659 for more information.

Shrewsbury Town Council is working with the Fire Service, Police, Shropshire Council and Severnside Housing through the Safer Communities Partnership to help ensure bonfire night is celebrated safely in Shrewsbury.

Residents can call the 24 hour reporting line on 0345 678 9020 if they are a victim, or witness, of anti-social behaviour. As in previous years Shropshire Fire Service, with the support of local police, will extinguish all reported bonfires from 10pm onwards between November 2 and November 8.

There are a number of organised bonfires taking place in Shrewsbury, including one at the Caterpillar site on Lancaster Road on Saturday [NOV 3] gates open at 5pm, fireworks at 7.15pm and at the West Midlands Showground on Sunday [NOV 4] where gates open at 2pm, bonfire lit at 4pm and fireworks at 6pm.

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