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Traders told to get registered

PUBLISHED: 00:35 14 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:32 03 March 2010

Shopkeepers in Suffolk must be registered with trading standards if they want to help the Queen's Golden Jubilee go off with a bang.

Although many are already registered, it is anticipated additional shops might want to sell fireworks for the Queen's Jubilee.

Shopkeepers in Suffolk must be registered with trading standards if they want to help the Queen's Golden Jubilee go off with a bang.

Although many are already registered, it is anticipated additional shops might want to sell fireworks for the Queen's Jubilee.

Peter Monk, member of Suffolk County Council's executive committee, said:

"This is not just a matter of complying with the law. When they register with us, we can offer advice on the safe storage of fireworks. If there is an accident and fireworks have not been stored properly, shop keepers may not be able to claim on their insurance, so it is in their interest to get advice, particularly if they haven't sold fireworks before."

Celebrations for the Jubilee are planned all year, but the main focus is expected to be in June when the nation will have an extra two days holiday – June 3 and 4.

As part of a grand tour of Britain, the Queen will be in Suffolk on Wednesday. July 17 when she will visit Ipswich, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

For information on registering call trading standards on 01473 584368.


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