People on all sorts of occasions enjoy fireworks, but sometimes they can be misused, making them dangerous and a nuisance.
As a result of widespread concern and anti-social behaviour al use of fireworks, the government passed a new law in September 2003.
The Fireworks Act 2003 controls supply, possession and use and makes it an offence to set off Fireworks in a public space, and makes it an offence for anyone under 18 to possess fireworks in a public place (other than a sparkler).
(A public place is anything other than your own property such as parks, the street or at School.)
In addition it is illegal to
Fireworks and bonfires can be a lot of fun but if not handled properly they can be dangerous. Always follow the fireworks code and keep yourself and others safe.
When buying fireworks look for the safety standard BS7114 and check whether they are for use indoors, in their garden or for display.
The Fireworks Safety Code
Store fireworks in a sealed box or tin and out of the reach of children.
Use them one at a time, replacing the lid straight away.
Make sure the bonfire is in a safe place away from buildings and faces – secure the area and don't let children near.
Make sure there are no aerosol cans on or near the bonfire that could explode.
Before lighting your bonfire check there are no animals or children hiding inside.
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