RESIDENTS are hereby requested to take precautions when setting off fireworks for the upcoming festivities and over the festive period. Residents are reminded that a special request for the use of fireworks for special occasions or events must be sent to the uMvoti Municipality for approval with a notice period of seven to 14 working days. The municipality urges residents that, when using fireworks, consideration be given to the elderly, children, people living with disabilities, and animals.Spokesperson for the municipality Phindile Phungula said: “Animal or pet owners are requested to take precautions in ensuring their pets are safe and indoors or under cover during the use of fireworks. You are further requested to contact the local SPCA or private veterinary clinic on methods to ensure your pet’s safety.”Vendors are advised to send their letters of request for sale of fireworks to the municipal manager, T.N. Ngiba, at e-mail address Velile.email@example.com or hand-deliver the letter to 41 Bell Street, Greytown during office hours.The approved Municipal By-Law on the Use of Fireworks shall apply and any person\s found to be in contravention of the said by-law shall face legal action.Important numbers to remember:911 Call Centre — 033 417 2911SAPS — 033 413 9000SPCA — 072 096 9634Should you have any queries, please contact the office of the municipal manager at 033 413 9100. — Supplied.