Published on 3 November 2020
Those Remembrance ceremonies going ahead will be limited to those participating and so people are instead being asked to follow these online where possible and encouraged to take part in a national moment of silence at 11am as the annual Cenotaph ceremony takes place.
Residents can also still support the Poppy Appeal by buying their poppy online at: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/shop/poppies-by-donation
Organised firework displays are not taking place this year and the risk of accidents from fires and fireworks is much higher than usual. Residents are therefore being urged to find online alternatives to the celebrations instead. Where they do plan to have their own celebrations, they are advised to observe the firework code:
Many fireworks on sale to the public are too powerful for the average sized garden and should only be used in large gardens or in fields. Trading Standards suggest that before you buy, take advice from the firework retailer about safe distances, instructions on how to use and the ideal firework size for your garden. Category F1 and F2 fireworks are ideal for garden displays, noise levels are lower for these products and they can be used in smaller gardens.
More guidance around fire safety and the firework code can be found on our website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/celebratesafely.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575