A recent plea for ITV to take footage of wish lanterns, used as a general promotion film in between longer broadcasts, has been made by the NFU, or the National Farmers Union. The request has come as the Union believe that the showing of the film footage will continue to encourage the use of wish lanterns, which cause danger to agricultural areas, increasing the risk of fire if used incorrectly and without following safety precautions, the Union says. A recent blaze at a farm in Oxen has been blamed on lanterns being used irresponsibly.
Here at Wish lantern HQ, much debate has ensued as a result of this report published in The Telegraph. We have come to the conclusion that many safety precautions can be observed before a using wish lanterns, such as checking for trees, tall buildings and telephone wires, keeping distance from them. Staying away from agricultural and residential areas is also wise.
What are your views on the plea, and how effective do you believe the removal of the footage would be? Whatever your stance or opinion, we always love to hear from you; pick up the phone or drop us an email, and one of our friendly team will be on hand to respond promptly. We look forward to hearing from you!Google+