Bonfire night reminders

If you are out and about over the weekend and in the coming evenings, attending bonfire parties or hosting them, please considFireworkser your neighbours – many of them may be elderly or work shifts and may have to get up early in the morning.

Please follow these tips to keep good neighbour relations:

  • When walking back home late at night, please keep the noise down and don’t stand outside in the street talking into the early hours of the morning – you may not realise how sound travels at night and how disturbing this can be.
  • If you are getting a taxi to or from home, please do not slam taxi or front doors as this will disturb your neighbours who may be sleeping.
  • If you are having a party, give your neighbours plenty of warning and an approximate time that you expect it to end – respond positively if you are asked to keep the noise down, remember that you are representing the University in the city.
  • Remember that you are responsible for your guests’ behaviour as well as your own – make sure people leave quietly.

Fireworks Stay Safe Tips  

  • Always follow safety instructions on box and individual fireworks on how to use them safely
  • Don’t drink alcohol when using fireworks
  • Never use petrol or any kind of accelerant to light or fuel a fire
  • Don’t set off  fireworks after 11pm
  • Attend an organised display – see here for details of local events.

If you would like advice on how to build good relations with your neighbours or are having difficulties with noise from your neighbours or housemates and would like to speak to someone in the Student Neighbour Liaison Service, please call 023 9284 3214 or email student-neighbourliaison@port.ac.uk. We’re here to help!

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