Regarding the use of fireworks we wish to state the following:
1) It is illegal to use fireworks unless prior written permission has been obtained from the local authority.
2) Fireworks pose a serious fire hazard especially during the current hot and windy conditions.
3) Fireworks are extremely traumatic for pets and wildlife.
4) Fireworks pose a serious security risk whereby confusion is created and criminals benefit from this situation.
5) The negligent use of fireworks can cause serious injury or even death whereby persons can sustain serious burns.
It is therefore in the interests of the whole community to refrain from using fireworks over the New Year long weekend. Madibeng traffic as from today on duty in Harties to monitor. NO fireworks in Harties town.