WITH bonfire night just around the corner, revellers are being urged to factor in safety among their 'oohs' and 'aahs'.

Denbighshire County Council is reminding people to have an enjoyable but considerate bonfire night.

The local authority is asking residents to attend organised displays for their own safety, and to be mindful of the potential impact on the misuse of fireworks on vulnerable people in communities, as well as animals.

Cllr Mark Young, cabinet lead member for planning, public protection and safer communities, said: “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable bonfire night, but to consider those people who may find fireworks distressing.

“That is why we are asking people if they intend to host your own private event to inform their neighbours in advance, so they can make arrangements for any pets or to be away from home to avoid being affected by large noise and lights.

"We would also encourage people using fireworks to follow the guidelines issued by the manufacturers, take the necessary precautions and avoid any accidents from happening. Following the firework code greatly reduces the risks of accidents.”

Among the organised events open to the public are a free event on the Showfield on Rhuddlan Road in Rhyl on Tuesday, November 5 from 7.30pm - hosted by North Wales Fire and Rescue - and an Indoor Fireworks Display at Dyserth on the same day at 3.30pm.

For personal displays, under fireworks regulations there is generally a curfew preventing people from letting off fireworks between 11pm and 7am but this is extended to midnight on bonfire night.

Anyone that chooses to use fireworks in an anti-social and irresponsible manner could find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Similarly, parents and youngsters are reminded it is illegal for children under 18 to buy or be in the possession of fireworks.