Fireworks

It is usual for us to receive a high number of calls regarding fireworks and the noise they create during the Bonfire period.  

Although there are restrictions on the times that fireworks can be discharged, you can in fact let fireworks off any time of year, and any day of the week including Sundays, but this must be between the hours of 7am and 11pm.

There is a curfew on the use of adult fireworks between 11pm and 7am, expect on;

Bonfire Night: This is extended until midnight

New Year’s Eve: This is extended until 1am the following day

Diwali: This is extended until 1am the following day

Chinese New Year: This is extended until 1am the following day

The penalties for using fireworks outside the hours of 7am and 11pm are imprisonment (maximum 6 months) and a substantial fine. Please note, you could also commit offences if they were being used to cause a nuisance.

If you want to report firework noise to us that falls outside of the times specified above please call 101.

Please only report firework noise to us that falls outside the times specified above, otherwise, we are powerless to act.