The Council is now seeking to work closely with the relevant authorities to to see if the current guidance regarding large fireworks displays, such as the one at Taunton Rugby Club, is appropriate.
We also pledge our support for any changes that may be deemed necessary.
Our primary concern is to minimise the risks of this type of unimaginable incident happening again.
– Leader of Taunton Deane Borough Council, Cllr John Williams
On behalf of the Council, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the families of the bereaved and the families and friends of all those affected by these terrible events.
I would also pay tribute to all those who showed such bravery at the scene, to all the emergency services and to staff at the hospitals where the injured