For example, the Kincardine &
Mearns Community Safety Group is, with the backing of
Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department, sending
letters to local businesses in the Mearns area calling on
shopkeepers to voluntarily impose restrictions on the sale of
fireworks in the run-up to November 5.
Kevin Hutchens, Chairman of the Kincardine & Mearns Community Safety
Group is demanding that fireworks should not be sold
to anyone under 21 and that they should only be available in the
three weeks before Guy Fawkes night.
|Kevin Hutchens said:
"The suggested measures combined with the promotion
of professionally organised events, could help reduce vandalism
and the number of accidents involving fireworks."
"It is my hope that local businesses will make a responsible and
positive response to this appeal."