On Saturday, 25 June, 10pm, fireworks were set off just a few yards from my house, making me (and my 2 poor traumatised cats) jump out of our skins. It initially sounded like an explosion! I was NEVER informed by either the party givers or the owner of the field who gave permission for firework display on their land. A subsequent attempt to inform owner of field of my distress was met with “Not our party, not our responsibility”. I know for a fact that I was NOT the only one, in many parts of Tealby, who was angered and distressed that night. Cutting this short, my plea is for Tealby residents to be kinder and more mindful of others. The world is cruel enough these days without having to contend with incivility at a local level.