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 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.”
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 :-
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.
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.