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Fireworks night

Fireworks offer great family entertainment and spectacular displays, but it’s important to be aware of the legal restrictions and safety tips of firework use.

For an enjoyable and stress free evening, make sure you;

  • only buy fireworks if you’re over 18 years of age
  • keep sparklers away from children under the age of five and supervise older children when in use
  • only ignite fireworks at suitable times. It’s illegal to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am except on;
    • November 5 (Bonfire Night) until midnight
    • New Year’s Eve until 1am the following day
    • Chinese New Year until 1am the following day
    • Diwali until 1am the following day
  • do not throw fireworks in a public place
  • are not in possession of fireworks if you’re under 18.

Our officers can stop and search for fireworks in any public place and can deal with an offence by issuing an £80 penalty notice for disorder.

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