Stay safe this bonfire night

Published Wednesday 2 November 2016 at 17:56

Residents are being advised to enjoy a safe Bonfire night this weekend by buying fireworks from licensed retailers.

Blackburn with Darwen Council only issues licenses to businesses who are able to meet the standards required for selling fireworks.

These include storing the fireworks in a safe and appropriate manner and only selling fireworks that meet official safety requirements.

In addition, licensed retailers are not allowed to sell fireworks to any under the age of 18.

Executive member for Environment, Councillor Jim Smith said:

While a lot of people enjoy fireworks at this time of year they are very dangerous if not treated with respect.

The best way to celebrate bonfire night is to attend a properly organised event. However, if you are intending to hold your own bonfire party make sure you buy your fireworks from a correctly licensed trader.

People may think they are making a saving by not purchasing from a licensed outlet but they are often substandard and you could risk ending up with fireworks that are unsafe.

Anyone who has concerns about retailers who are not correctly licensed is advised to contact the Council’s trading standards team on 01254 267677

The following retailers are licensed by Blackburn with Darwen Council to sell fireworks:


  • Lidl, Bank Top
  • Mill Hill Furniture Store, 3 New Chapel St
  • Patels High Class Confectionery, 19 New Bank Rd
  • Tesco, Hill St
  • Morrisons, Railway Road
  • One Stop Shop, Brother St
  • The Range, Blakewater Road
  • Asda, Grimshaw Park Rd
  • Aldi, Montague St
  • Aldi, Ewood
  • Fireworks Northwest, 54 & 58 Bolton Rd
  • Beechwood Garden Centre, Roman Rd
  • Swindlehurst news, 779 Whalley New Rd
  • Friends Corner, 221 Whalley old rd
  • Cheaper Market, Manxman Rd
  • Discount News Store, Shaw St, Blackburn


  • Lidl, Duckworth St
  • Sainsbury’s, Hardman Way
  • ASDA, School St
  • Bestway Cash & Carry, Eccleshill Rd
  • Bulldog Fireworks, 159 Duckworth St, Darwen
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