WITH the Tenbury Round Table bonfire set for Saturday, fire chiefs are being asked to be kept informed of all public displays.

They are encouraging anyone who is holding an organised public bonfire or firework display in Tenbury and the Teme Valley for Bonfire Night to let them know details about the event.

“Organised public displays are by far the safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night and so we are encouraging people to head along to one of these events with their families and friends rather than lighting fireworks themselves at home,” said Station Commander Steve Andrews from the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

He confirmed that the fire service is compiling a list of organised bonfire and firework displays taking place across the two counties and that people can check out the list on the Service’s website at www.hwfire.org.uk and find their nearest event.

Animal charities have urged people to recognise that pets can become very frightened of fireworks and that they should be kept safe.

There has also been a warning for firework display organisers to check that no wild animals are sheltering under the bonfire before it is lit.

Farmers and other land owners are also urged to ensure that they have all the necessary insurance cover if a bonfire party is on their land

This list of displays will be updated until Bonfire Night on Monday, November 5 and anyone holding an organised bonfire or firework display in Herefordshire or Worcestershire can add their event to the list by calling HWFRS on 0800 032 1155 or emailing hfsc@hwfire.org.uk.