Packs help to ensure it’s only fireworks going bang on Bonfire Night!

Packs help to ensure it’s only fireworks going bang on Bonfire Night!

Anglian Water and Turning Tides team up to create activity and safety Bonfire Night packs including a poster competition.

Turning Tides and Anglian Water are teaming up to create an activity pack and competition for the Triple Ts youth clubs in Southend. The children, aged 8-12, are each receiving educational materials covering the History of Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire and Firework Safety from Essex Country Fire & Rescue Service and how to help stop pollution caused by blocked pipes. The Bonfire Night activity pack also contains a recipe for Bonfire Bangers and Chilli Beans, themed activities and Anglian Water items to aid pollution prevention.
Children will be able to participate in an art competition, illustrating what they have learned in a creative poster design. Winners of the competition will receive a Family Night In prize, consisting of a takeaway, a DVD and a bucket of popcorn. Runners up will receive a certificate for taking part.

Beth Arter Youth Team Leader said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Anglian Water to create these exciting, educational and creative packs for our Triple Ts. The activity packs will encourage the children to have some device-free fun and allow the whole family to get involved. These activities allow us to ensure the children feel connected to their Turning Tides community and are able to participate in some fantastic opportunities during these uncertain times.”

Collette Parker, Anglian Water Community Engagement Manager, said: “We are living in unprecedented times at the moment, but it is important young people stay creative and connected to their community, while having fun and staying safe. Our Keep It Clear programme is raising awareness about how everyone can work together in imaginative and inspiring ways to help us prevent pollution too – whatever the time of year.

“One of the most common causes of blocked pipes which can lead to pollution is fats, oils and grease building up in our systems. When cooking bangers (sausages), burgers, or any meats, please always ensure the fat in the pan is scraped into a bin when it is cooled. The last thing anybody wants is for their pipes to go bang!”