Dickson welcomes Orange Order statement regarding tyres on bonfires

Alliance East Antrim MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed the statement from the Orange Order which has urged bonfire organisers not to accept tyres.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “I am very pleased to see the Orange Order encouraging bonfire organisers not to accept tyres. It is a health and safety problem that must be urgently addressed.

“Toxic fumes could be released if tyres are burnt on bonfires. This could pose a serious health risk to those watching the bonfire and people in the surrounding area, including young people.

“Organisers must ensure that bonfires are built in a safe and respectful manner. I hope that the Orange Order will also encourage the removal of tyres that are already on bonfires.”


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