As Bonfire Night approaches please think carefully before setting off any fireworks. There are horses, and also sheep, in the village, not to mention lots of dogs and cats – all of which will be terrified by bangs and whizzes, even if they are not very close to them. This can make horses in particular so frightened that they charge around and damage themselves horribly. There are horses, sheep and other animals very close to all the villages, so please be considerate and lawful.

And please be aware of the dangers to thatched buildings. We here in Wing nearly had an incident last year. It was only the swift action of some residents that prevented a tragedy.