Helping Haringey have a blast this autumn

Halloween and Bonfire Night are approaching fast, and as residents gear up for a season of celebrations, we’ll be keeping an eye out for anyone trying to ruin the fun.

Our licensing officers will be working to ensure that shops don’t sell age-restricted fireworks to youngsters, and our team will be carrying out random visits and test purchases to make sure their rockets are legal - writes

Retailers will be asked to keep an eye out for youths trying to buy large quantities of flour and eggs.

We will also be contacting stores urging them to remain vigilant when selling knives, which are age-restricted.

We will be making sure illegal bonfires are cleared from the street and cracking down on other fly-tipping as part of the Autumn Nights operation, which launches today.

Other plans include visits by officers to betting shops and late night inspections at licensed venues.

Cllr Eugene Ayisi, Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

We want our residents to enjoy the Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations coming up over the next few weeks. Haringey is a vibrant and busy borough, and always has loads of great stuff going on. In order to make sure the season runs smoothly, we will be working closely with the police so that anyone trying to cause trouble isn’t able to ruin the fun for everybody else.

For fireworks safety information, visit:

Visit for safety and legal information about bonfires.

We will be updating our enforcement news page throughout the Autumn Nights operation. Check it out here:

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