Halton Trading Standards is urging residents to ensure that they only buy fireworks from licensed retailers or, better still, come to our annual spectacular, which this year takes on a superhero theme.
The Council’s fireworks display takes place as usual this year on November 5 and children are being encouraged to come as their favourite superhero.
Viewing locations are Victoria Promenade, Widnes, and Mersey Road, Runcorn. Music from 6.30pm with the fireworks at 7.30pm.
The Brindley Theatre is Runcorn will also be having its annual Guy Fawkes night party, from 6pm to 8pm, when cast members from this year’s pantomime, Snow White, will be mingling with visitors.
If you do decide to buy your own fireworks, you should only ever buy them from a licensed seller. Do not buy fireworks from someone in the pub, from a white van, or from a market stall.
All fireworks must carry a CE mark – a manufacturer’s declaration that the goods conform to European safety standards. The instructions for use should be English, foreign fireworks without English instructions are banned in the UK.
These licensed shops are visited by Halton Trading Standards to make sure that the fireworks meet safety standards and are being stored safely:
Aldi, Green Oaks Way, Widnes WA8 6UF
Aldi, Jack Search Way, Mudishaw, Runcorn WA7 6SA
Aldi, Unit 6 Trident Retail Park, Halton Lea, Runcorn WA7 2FQ
Asda, West Lane, Halton Lea, Runcorn WA7 2PY
Asda, Widnes Road, Widnes WA8 6AF
Lidl, Unit 1 Edwards Road, Runcorn WA7 2XP
Morrisons, Green Oaks Way, Widnes, WA8 6UA
Rightway LTD, Unit 3, Linkway, Runcorn WA7 5EJ
Tesco Superstore, Ashley Retail Park, Lugsdale Road, Widnes WA8 7YT
The Range, Unit 87, Halton Lea Shopping Centre, Town Square, Runcorn WA7 2EU.
To report suspicious sales to Trading Standards please contact Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.