Where to blow your fireworks fuse in Cape Town

2015-11-05 19:45

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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town says it has approved 12 sites for the discharge of fireworks for Guy Fawkes, Diwali and New Year's Eve celebrations.

In a statement, it said it had increased the number of approved sites by four. Some sites, however, which were previously approved, have been removed from the list.

Among the sites which are no longer approved are Theo Marais Park in Milnerton, and Sunrise Beach.

The City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said Marais Park was removed after objections from the public, while Sunset Beach was removed partly due to traffic congestion.

He said it was also illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to discharge fireworks. The cut-off time was 23:00, with New Year's Eve the exception.

The sites which were approved are:

- Tourism Centre, Athens Road, Table View beachfront

- Wesfleur sports field, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis

- Bishop Lavis sports field, Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis

- Metropolitan sports grounds, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel

- Delft Central sports grounds, Main Road, Delft

- Swartklip sports complex, Swartklip Road, Mitchells Plain

- Athlone Stadium parking area (eastern side), Klipfontein Road, Athlone

- Maiden’s Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

- Strandfontein Pavilion, Strandfontein

- Sarepta sports complex

- Blue Downs sports field

- Macassar Beach parking area, Macassar Road, Macassar

The City said all designated areas would be patrolled by City Law Enforcement, metro police and a fire inspector.

To report the illegal sale or use of fireworks, contact the Metro Police Call Centre on 0860-POLICE (765 423) or SAPS on 10111. General emergencies can be directed to the City's Public Emergency Call Centre on 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.

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