Remember animals on bonfire night
A Radstock-based animal charity has issued a plea to local families asking them to consider going to an organised firework display to celebrate bonfire night.
Greyhound Rescue West of England finds new homes for dogs that have retired from a career on the racetrack, many of which have developed a fear of bangs and loud noises.
Press officer Stuart Parslow said: "Dogs of all shapes and sizes can be completely traumatised by fireworks.
"We know how much people love fireworks, especially children.
"But by going to a display rather than having fireworks in your garden, neighbours' dogs are saved the terror of even more fireworks, and in close proximity."
If your dog suffers anxiety linked to fireworks, GRWE has issued tips to help deal with trauma on its website www.grwe.com.
A number of organised displays will be taking place in the area over the coming week.
On Saturday, November 2, Midsomer Norton Cricket Ground will play host to the Norton Radstock Round Table annual charity firework spectacular from 7pm.
Advance tickets are £4, while four or more cost £3.50. Tickets on the gate will cost £5 with free entry for under fives.
A display will be held on the same night at Paulton Rovers followed by a family disco. Tickets for adults cost £4 in advance or £5 on the gate. Children's tickets are £2 in advance or £3 on the gate.
On Friday, November 8, a firework display will be held at Radstock Town Football Club from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £4 with groups of four for £12 and free entry for the under fives.