All-in-One Garden Centre fined for illegal firework sale

The All-in-One Garden Centre has been ordered to pay over £2,500 in fines and costs after it sold fireworks to under age volunteers.

The Rochdale Road based Garden Centre was fined £1,545 and ordered to pay costs of £1,100 after pleading guilty to breaching the Consumer Protection Act 1987 at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates’ Court on 22 July.

The company was in the Good Guy retailer scheme, which sees businesses sign up to a voluntary code of conduct designed to keep young people safe around Bonfire Night, when they sold fireworks to two underage volunteers on 29 October last year.

Good Guy retailers publicly pledge not to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 18 as part of a range of measures to protect people and minimise disruption in communities.

The company’s membership was immediately revoked and the fireworks seized.

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