Fireworks and bonfires

Noise nuisance from fireworks

If you are using fireworks privately, please bear in mind that they can be very disturbing to your neighbours and their pets. Please do not use loud display style fireworks privately as some of these are for professional use only. Repeated use of fireworks at the same property can become subject to noise nuisance laws although it is recognised that fireworks are used more frequently around some festival periods of the year.

Additionally, it is an offence to

  • use fireworks between 11pm and 7am, apart from Bonfire night when they can be used up to Midnight and New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when they can be used until 1am the following morning.
  • use fireworks in a public place unless this is part of an official organised event.
  • use category 4 fireworks unless this is part of a professional firework display.

These offences are enforced by the Police and more information can be found on their website.

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