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Sainsburys
Started by: PeterP (7330) Report abuse
Sainsburys NOT selling fireworks this year A spokesperson said even Dewali is a festival of light and does not need fireworks for the celebrationAbout time something was done about sales of fireworks to the general public.

Posted by: TerryW (2676) Report abuse
Great news. Ban them for sale to the public.

Posted by: raymyjamie (5948) Report abuse
Cracking news, well done they
As well as being anti-social, fireworks are a real problem for pet owners this time of year.
You read tales of vets prescribing tranquilisers for dogs, they must get so traumatised.
I’ve always been in favour of organised firework events, where the time and volume of fireworks can be controlled.
Ban the sale of over-the-counter fireworks so the yobs can’t get hold of them

Posted by: raymyjamie (5948) Report abuse
On a previous post I praised Sainsbury’s for not selling fireworks.

BUT

We have been shopping at Sainbury’s for over forty years.
Yesterday was our last shopping trip there.
We shop at the new store on Atherleigh Way in Leyth, a very pleasant, light and airy place to shop.
The store however is woefully mismanaged.
We had a 6 to 7 week spell a while ago when there was hardly any fresh produce.
When I complained to one of the managers he gave me a long and convoluted story about ‘inventory errors’ which did not satisfy me, how hard can it be to order some fruit and veg and get it delivered.
Another common fault is there being no small trolleys outside the store, so you have to walk to the nearest trolley shelter.
Most weeks there is a shortage of some of our regular buys, so you can never guarantee getting your favourite products.
The final straw came yesterday, when they have changed ALL the milk brands.
Non of our preferred milk was available, the ones we checked were foreign brands.
It seems Sainsbury’s loss is Tesco’s gain.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4127) Report abuse
Well this year up to now around here, as been very quiet, as regards to fireworks going off, which makes me wonder if the firework shop at Newtown has opened up this year ....

Posted by: lectriclegs (3806) Report abuse

Allsorts Fireworks

We at Allsorts Fireworks pride ourselves on our knowledge and understanding of the needs of every customer.

We are open form the 1st of October for 6 weeks and then re-open from the 27th December till until the 1st of January.

Posted by: berylh (1792) Report abuse
Well done Sainsbury's for not selling fireworks this year. I think organised firework displays on the night or within 24hrs either way of the night should be quite adequate. I do not understand the business of fireworks at News Year celebrations either, correct me if I am wrong, but did this only start to happen at the millennium event, I cannot recall the constant use of them prior to this.

Posted by: raymyjamie (5948) Report abuse
Beryl, you are correct, the idea of New Years Eve fireworks started at the Millenium and has continued sonce.
I think ‘Bonfire Night’ fireworks have always been around, but have started to get earlier and later each side of Bonfire Night every year.
It’s time they were banned and only organized firework displays allowed, much safer and more sociable for everybody.

Posted by: jarvo (29359)  Report abuse
Who needs fireworks?

Probably those who get canned up on New Year's bonk.

Go vegan...

Like Ian Anderson did...



Posted by: tomplum (5422)  Report abuse
I agree with all on this but, when i was a youngster, I used to look forward to Bommy neet, we did all the Bommy raids on rival gangs and bought penny bangers and tupnny canons, it was fun, now its big business and Sainbury might be making a bad move, Cos ' Billy show off' will want the high end fireworks and he will buy them elsewhere and do his weekly shop there too, So sainburys might regret the move,

Posted by: PeterP (7330) Report abuse
What it wants is the pop up shops closing down These shops appear around this time and sell to anyone who has the cash

Posted by: tomplum (5422)  Report abuse
Thats what its all about Money,,we are in an age of seasons of money making,
halloween
black friday
bommy neet
then big one Christmas
january sales
Easter
Spring sales
summer holidays nobody works anymore, they buy and sell, we are a land of corner shops

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4127) Report abuse
Tom

But when wee were young, there was Bommy Neet, and then Christmas and the end of the year piss up, but Christmas only started in December, January Sales began at the beginning of January, and then that was it until Easter.

Posted by: tomplum (5422)  Report abuse
yes thats what I'm saying, we produced back then, coal,steel,cars,textiles etc etc, now we produce nowt, so we buy and sell,

Posted by: lisalee (12138)   Report abuse
I’m not sorry it’s harder to buy fireworks. In my opinion fireworks should be limited to organised displays.

My dog hates them and has to be walked at night. The less the better.

Posted by: tonker (20223)   Report abuse
Ray says, about the sale of fireworks to the public, "the sale of fireworks are a real problem for pet owners this time of year".

How about "pet owners and their bloody pets are a real problem for the fireworks buying public at this time of the year AND for the rest of the bloody year too"!

Posted by: lisalee (12138)   Report abuse
Stop being pedantic Tonker!

Far more pet owners than firework buyers.

Pets are for life not just for the 5th November.

Posted by: tonker (20223)   Report abuse
That wasn't 'pedantic' at all. It was my opinion!

Posted by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
Fireworks have been banned in NSW for decades.But we have the best every NYE on the Harbour. We are happy with that

Posted by: jathbee (9676) Report abuse
Unsupervised bonfires and firework displays cause endless problems for people, pets and our emergency services.
And in my opinion should be banned.

Posted by: tomplum (5422)  Report abuse
I have a pet elephant called Jumbo
he likes to walks in the park,
but people object to his roamings
so we go out at night, when its dark,

He's a big lad and eats all the scrap food
that others leave on the paths
the crusts and the chips and the pizzas
what they buy from the various caffs

but this time of year he won't go out
cos the banging of fireworks he fears
he had a bad experience one Autumn
that left him pain that brought tears

some lads bought a rocket from asda
and placed it in Jumbo's long trunk
then asked him to aim it up skywards
then they scampered away like a skunk,

The rocket it hisssed and it took off
and burned Jumbos face and he's eyes
the lads were laughing and drinking
thier beer and their Asda meat pies

and thats were their fun all ended
as Jumbo moved in without a sound
and trampled their bodies together
and they were buried, deep in the ground

So lads when you setting off bangers
and frighting the neighbourly pets
just remember the story of Jumbo
and an elephant never forgets

Posted by: basil brush (12759) Report abuse
When there acting silly, let's hope they only burn themselves and not any innocent members of the public.

Posted by: PeterP (7330) Report abuse
BB we are not that lucky it is always the innocent members of the public who get hurt

Posted by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
Very true , could not agree more. Stop burning rubbish and setting of fireworks. We are over Guy fawkes.

Posted by: basil brush (12759) Report abuse
Very true, Peter, nothing happens to the bad ones, it's
always the innocent who get caught up in it and get hurt or even killed

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4127) Report abuse
IDIOTS

Posted by: peter israel (635)  Report abuse
How about Quiet fireworks what are not a new invention. In fact, they are used routinely in classic firework shows as visual effects to accompany the loud bangs. Think of the “comet tail,” which shoots into the sky with a trail of sparkles before quietly fizzling out

Posted by: stevejmac14 (617)  Report abuse
I have a 14 year old Labrador. She’s terrified of fireworks. How am I/is she a “problem for the fireworks buying public “ and “the rest of the bloody year too “, Tonker? She is terrified at the sound of these things, yet no one I know is terrified of her, or inconvenienced by her in any way. You’re an arsehole. Not being pedantic, just my opinion.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (617)  Report abuse
I have a 14 year old Labrador. She’s terrified of fireworks. How am I/is she a “problem for the fireworks buying public “ and “the rest of the bloody year too “, Tonker? She is terrified at the sound of these things, yet no one I know is terrified of her, or inconvenienced by her in any way. You’re an arsehole. Not being pedantic, just my opinion.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (617)  Report abuse
Duplicated message just in case you didn’t get the message

Posted by: jarvo (29359)  Report abuse


Well said, Steve.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3806) Report abuse
Let's see if that one gets removed.

Posted by: Anne (3608)  Report abuse
Throughout the spring/summer daylight hours there are constant extremely loud bangs and regular sparodic explosions to rival any fireworks happening all day long where I live. I am sure other residents on the perimeter of Winstanley park are aware of them also. They are the modern equivalent of scarecrows. I do not exaggerate about the noise aspect. Also during the shooting season on two days a week there are equally day long bangs, some much louder than others. Why some guns are so much louder I just don't know. Granted there are no flash whizz sparkles or idiotic behaviour but there could well be annoyance to people and animals. Just a matter of living with it.

Posted by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
No place for guns in a modern society. Only bogans and ferals want guns

 
 
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