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To not expect fireworks going off every night

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Moondancer146 Sat 24-Oct-15 20:11:07

It's almost 2 weeks to bonfire night and we've already had fireworks every night this week. AIBU to be annoyed when they start 10 minutes after I've put DD to bed?

HeySoulSister Sat 24-Oct-15 21:07:10

Well you can't use them til it's dark. Which coincides with bedtime I guess

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 24-Oct-15 21:09:48

Fireworks divide opinion. But from now until New Years eve they'll be a bit of a feature.

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Sat 24-Oct-15 21:15:58

Yanbu. I really love fireworks when they're done well. I don't like the local teenagers letting them off dangerously in the streets - someone's shed was set alight a couple of years ago. And peoples' private parties if done safely k can just about tolerate even if they do wake the baby and frighten the dog.

I think you should have a licence for them

rumbleinthrjungle Sat 24-Oct-15 21:16:11


Same here. The dog is embarking on her annual month of barking her head off all evening every evening for four frigging weeks solid while we enjoy the joyful experience (in an overcrowded housing estate in a town stuffed with overcrowded housing estates and tiny gardens) of spent firework cases raining down on roofs, cars and yards since the idiot setting them off didn't read the instructions about needed distance and thinks they just vaporise magically into thin air once they leave their six foot square yard.

Love watching them, but hate the endless bloody onslaught its become. They need to be restricted now to licenced displays only and time limited to the day itself and the Friday night/weekends on either side.

Moondancer146 Sat 24-Oct-15 21:30:30

I love watching them too, though don't see the need for ones that only make a noise but think selling them should be restricted to a couple of days before bonfire night or to licensed displays. I also think councils should be required to inform local residents about any displays in the area. Last year we had an event staged right behind us a week after bonfire night with absolutely no warning so I ended up comforting a terrified 6 month old and a frightened cat hiding under the bed.

WorraLiberty Sat 24-Oct-15 21:33:59

I don't know why you wouldn't expect them really, as they've been on sale for quite a while.

It's always been the same on the run up to fireworks night, even when I was a kid.

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Sat 24-Oct-15 21:37:32

Worra, just because it's the same every year doesn't make it ideal...

TimeToMuskUp Sat 24-Oct-15 21:38:36

We've had them most nights for the last fortnight. Dog has been ecstatically trying to climb the fence every time one goes off, most dogs cower at them, ours wants to kill and eat them all. Spaniels are idiots.

Two DCs here love them, and our cats are all a bit ignorant and couldn't give a shite about anything other than food, so none of us mind. I did mind the first year DS2 was born though as he was terrified by them and the displays seemed to go on for weeks.

WorraLiberty Sat 24-Oct-15 21:39:58

I didn't say it was ideal Grizzle

I was answering the OP's question.

Moondancer146 Sat 24-Oct-15 21:46:38

Except it hasn't always been like that were we live. Ours is a small village with mostly young families and one regular organised display. Over the last 3-4 years there's been a steady increase in private parties and teenagers setting them off in the streets.
I suppose it's a bit of a shock to the system when you don't expect them and then suddenly your baby's being woke by them every night.

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Sat 24-Oct-15 21:56:47

I think it's inconsiderate at best and dangerous at worst. The proper displays are much more enjoyable than one or two poorly done ones.

Themodernuriahheep Sat 24-Oct-15 22:03:25

Pre dog I loved fireworks. Now I just want silent ones. Between October and New Year, with Diwali, guy Fawkes, Christmas, New Year, the odd death or birthday, it's non stop.

NewLife4Me Sat 24-Oct-15 22:10:42

YABU not to expect them, yes.
they start mid/late October stop for a short time in November and then start in December until 2nd January.

Taylia Sat 24-Oct-15 22:34:22

I've always thought fireworks should only be sold to professional displays only. In an ideal world you'd need a license to conduct a display.

I do love fireworks but round here they go off constantly throughout the year. They seem to set off fireworks for everything from early evening in broad daylight (which is a complete waste of time) into the early hours.

It gets worse around Diwali and bonfire night.

Fed up of my almost 4 year old waking up upset because of the bloody noise.

PurpleAlerts Sat 24-Oct-15 22:37:09

My dog is so terrified of fireworks she pees on the floor everything she hears a bang... My vax carpet cleaner gets a lot of use between October and December...

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sat 24-Oct-15 22:49:07

There's no need for fireworks to be sold to the general public. Licence holders only, and for licenced displays only.

toastednutella Sat 24-Oct-15 22:56:37


I wish people had more consideration for others, it would be nice for a change.

For me, the ones when it just gets dark are not too bad (not great though), but around midnight? Is that really necessary?

IKnowIAmButWhatAreYou Sat 24-Oct-15 23:00:24

Double glazing?

We can hear the odd pop in the distance, but nothing "scary" or likely to wake anyone up....

summerainbow Sat 24-Oct-15 23:25:47

Lidi are selling them by the tills not in locked cabinet like adsa used to do .
This is just making it easier for people to get hold them.

UterusUterusGhali Sat 24-Oct-15 23:47:03

Urgh. Wrote a succinct yanbu. It vanished. sad


PurpleAlerts Sun 25-Oct-15 11:43:42

No have double glazing but the dog has super sensitive hearing. And what it means is she refuses to go in the garden hence the puddles...

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