Old Cogan Hall Farm , Penarth .

Old Cogan Hall Farm – the well known  livestock farm on the outskirts of Penarth – has criticised people in the local Caversham Park housing estate who are alleged to have been setting off fireworks over the weekend and frightening cattle.

The farm – which is about a mile from Caversham Park – took to Twitter last night to express its concern about the pre-November 5hth fireworks

The farm posted two tweets last night. One said Absolute idiots setting off huge fireworks from Caversham Park Estate. They’re lighting up the farm buildings. For Christ sake what is wrong with people? “

The second tweet said that “Tonight some of our cattle are taking refuge in the stream. Some of these foreworks sound like bombs going off. Is this entertainment? Really? # Penarth.”

As the crow flies Old Cogan Hall Farm is only 400 yards away from the Caversham Park housing estate.

Bonfire Night is tomorrow ( Monday), but there  have been several fireworks gatherings in various parts of Penarth on most evenings since Halloween including several last night.

Local resident Anthony Evans also took to Twitter to express his criticism of people letting off late-night fireworks after midnight :-

This is what Penarth resident Anthony Evans thought about fireworks being set off at almost midniught last night

The UK Law says  fireworks must not be set off in the street or in any other public places – and they must not be set off after 23:00 hours or before 07:00 –  except for Bonfire Night, (when none can be set off after  midnight) , New Year’s Eve, Diwali and the Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 01:00. 

Fireworks start at 19:00 at the Athletic Field on November 5th

The annual Penarth Fireworks Fiesta is being held at the Athletic Fields at starting at 19:00 on November 5th. Admission is £3 for under 14s and £5 for over-14s.

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  1. Philip Rapier says:

    4 November 1839 on this very day 22 Welshman known as Chartists were slaughtered by the Government’s Troops outside the Westgate Hotel Newport.for demanding the right to vote. Few remember their sacrifice..
    Money to burn in debt ridden country?.Burning an effigy of a tortured terrorist on a bonfire and detonating millions of pounds in explosive devices has no real place in .a civilised nation..Double tax on fireworks year on year is the answer.

    • Peter Church says:

      As a Financial Advisor Mr Rapier giving us a lecture on the Chartists is a bit rich!!
      I would have thought you would know one of their demands was for equal electoral districts since you are good with figures.
      The average size of constituencies in Wales is 56,628 and in Scotland 65,475, whereas the average size in England is 71,858
      This has given Labour a 7.1% advantage over the years by their MP’s having smaller constituencies than Conservatives.
      Isle of Wight has 110,000 for one MP, where Arfon has 41,000
      But the boundary commission plan to reduce the number of MP’s has been roundly attacked by guess who The Labour Party 🙂

  2. Lesley says:

    Miserable so and so’s

  3. Clare says:

    Public shouldn’t be allowed to buy them . There should be organised events only on Nov 5th and no other night .

    • sjleworthy says:

      Absolutely. I’m no grump, but hate this time of year for my pet’s (and other people’s pet’s) sanity!

    • The Tax payer says:

      Must say I agree and would save the NHS and Emergency services a lot of money at the same time. And also stop ASB issues on the streets 👍

  4. Brexit Fireworks says:

    So you can only set them off up to 11pm, this maybe a problem.
    On glorious Brexit freedom Night at 11pm on March 29 2019 I will have to set them off at 22:59:59 so I stay legal like!
    If the explosions happen slightly into the UK’s new era of freedom then I’m sure no one will mind, except maybe for a few mad re-moaners. (oh thinking of such, great post Phil!)

  5. Penarthian says:

    Fireworks are explosives and should be banned near ANY animals. Why should Pet owners have to ‘drug up ‘ their pets in the name of ‘entertainment ‘. These people are totally selfish and couldn’t give a damn about others, or their neighbours. They should only be allowed at organised events. Rectory Rd tennis club is a classic example of an inconsiderate fireworks display . There are pets living right next door to where they set off the fireworks yet they NEVER consider neighbours animals. Should be banned.

    • Harry Parfitt says:

      Why leave it at that? I say let’s ban everything.

    • Grumpy says:

      Dogs are essentially wild animals and should be banned near ANY humans. Why should Humans have to ‘put up ‘ with excrement , incessant barking and being jumped at in the name of ‘companionship ‘. These people are totally selfish and couldn’t give a damn about others, or their neighbours. They should only be allowed at farms. Cosmeston is a classic example. There are dogs running free all over the site, owners letting them harrass and scare children where other people are trying to enjoy the environment yet they NEVER consider other people. Should be banned.

  6. Fiona Whitfield says:

    What are these bomb fireworks , my poor rescue cat suffered last year , dreading when my neighbours decide to have them again is it tonight ? Tomorrow? wondering last night , if you ask them theyl take offence , why cant we go back to Catherine wheels ect , I cant go out to a display and enjoy them as I have to cat sit .

  7. Rcist Mark (aka Mark Foster) says:

    We should do what Guy Fawkes did and set them off under the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, tomorrow. It could also celebrate Black History month. Wouldn’t it be absolutely wonderful. C’mon Boyos, let’s be ’aving you!

    • Lesley says:

      Didn’t realise that the true story of Guy Fawkes was based in Cardiff. Learn something new everyday. Clown

  8. Amanda Cruttenden says:

    Sincerely feel for the animals but……..with the 100th anniversary Armistice coming up I wonder how all the animals and wildlife of this country coped during the WW1 and 2.
    Nobody had chance to be concerned then because our ancestors and loved ones were dying to defend our way of life and freedoms. What about all the animals in the war torn areas of our World? Let’s keep sight of the “ bigger picture”please.🙏🏻

    • snoggerdog says:

      as the martian said to his captain–‘dont land on planet earth yet the humans havnt finished ruining it’

    • Penarthur says:

      During ww1? Was there any combat activity on UK soil? Probably not.

  9. Birkett says:

    Bring back bonfires and ditch firework displays. End of.

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