25 October 2023

Staying safe during the darker nights


Staying safe during the darker nights

As Bonfire Night and the clocks changing approach it’s important that we’re all doing everything we can to keep ourselves and our communities safe. 

Stay safe during the darker nights

We’re working with partners including Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Northumbria Police, Newcastle City Council and other housing providers in the area to take action against crime and anti-social behaviour – please help us by following our advice about staying safe.

Get rid of your rubbish 

Storing or leaving combustible items and flammable rubbish around your property and garden is dangerous all year round but especially around Bonfire Night when it could be used to build fires. If you have rubbish in your garden, please contact Your Local Services to arrange for it to be collected or take it along to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

Bring your bin in

Bring your bin in as soon as possible after it’s been emptied on your bin day so it isn’t a target for potential fire setters 

See a problem, report it

  • If you see bonfires being built on your estate or need to report flytipping, please let us know online or by calling 0191 278 8600. 
  • If you’re aware of anti-social behaviour fire-related incidents, call 999 if it’s an emergency so the Fire Service can respond.  If you have any information which may help identify the people responsible, please report it anonymously to Firestoppers on 0800 169 5558.
  • If you have concerns about anti-social behaviour, please contact our Safe Living Team by calling 0191 278 8600 or emailing safeliving@yhn.org.uk
  • If you have concerns about gardens in your local area please let our Housing Services Team know by getting in touch with your local community hub.

For more information about work happening across our area to keep communities safe around Bonfire Night, visit www.twfire.gov.uk/news/emergency-services-launch-their-darker-nights-campaign/.

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