Halloween or bonfire night fun? Stay safe!


Wednesday October 27, 2010
Firework display at Ravenscourt Park in 2009

It’s 405 years since Guy Fawkes nearly turned the Houses of Parliament into one big firework, and bonfire night remains one of our favourite events, with displays drawing in massive crowds.

H&F Council hosts firework displays on Friday, November 5, at Bishop’s Park, Fulham, and on Saturday, November 6, at Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith.

In the next few weeks, the council and the fire brigade will be carrying out visits to retailers licensed to sell fireworks to check that they are safely stored and to remind them about the legislation around selling to underage persons.

Police safer neighbourhood teams, together with the council, have also adjusted their shift times so they will be on duty until the early hours after Halloween and Guy Fawkes night (see information at the bottom of this page for contact details). The H&F neighbourhood warden service will be on duty until 2am on November 1 and 11pm on November 5. They can be contacted on 020 8753 2645.

The Out of Hours Noise Team can be contacted on 020 8748 8588 from 5pm-6am.

Residents who have been recorded as suffering from Halloween and firework-related trouble in the past will receive a reassurance visit from the police or neighbourhood warden service prior to October 31. The issues are also being discussed in schools.

H&F Council cabinet member Greg Smith said: “Bonfire night and Halloween are exciting events but the council has an important duty to ensure that both events pass by safely.

“We have an excellent relationship with the police and the fire brigade and work very closely with them to ensure all residents and visitors to the borough have an enjoyable and safe time.”

The gates open for the bonfire events at 6pm, with children’s fireworks taking place at 7.15pm. Both events will culminate in fantastic firework displays choreographed to music at 8pm (approx).

Tickets can be bought in advance for a third off – £4 per person online via www.lyric.co.uk or the Lyric Theatre box office on 0871 221 1722. Tickets are available now. Tickets are also sold on the gate for £6 (under fives go free).

 Download the ‘Sorry, no trick or treat here’ poster

To call your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Addison: 020 8721 2826
Askew: 07917 070 542
Avonmore & Brook Green: 020 8721 2581
College Park & Old Oak: 020 8721 2014
Fulham Broadway: 020 8721 2522
Fulham Reach: 020 8721 2520
Hammersmith Broadway: 020 8721 2057
Munster: 07879 602 852
North End: 020 8721 2589
Palace Riverside: 07879 602 631
Parsons Green & Walham: 020 8721 2013
Ravenscourt Park: 020 8721 2519
Sands End: 07881 848 408
Shepherds Bush Green: 020 8246 2783
Town: 07881 834 561
Wormholt & White City: 07843 291 094