Restricting when the public can buy or use certain fireworks

Restricting when the public can buy or use certain fireworks

The Bill would restrict when the public can buy or use CAT F2 and CAT F3 fireworks to specific times, such as Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve. The Bill would allow fireworks to be supplied at the following times: (a) 7 April to 14 April, (b) 27 October to 10 November, (c) 26 December to 31 December, (d) the first day of Chinese New Year and the 3 days immediately preceding it, (e) the first day of Diwali and the 3 days immediately preceding it. If you agree with this proposal rate it up (👍), if you disagree, rate it down (👎). Please tell us why you agree or disagree using the comment boxes below.


this is a meaningless proposal. Might as well not bother with any restrictions. Only formally organised events should be allowed to use fireworks

Agree in principle but too many dates here, just Bonfire night, Diwali and NYE

No restrictions other than those already in place. The majority who enjoy fireworks have the right to enjoy them at any time of year to celebrate wedding, gender reveal, birthdays etc. Stats show fireworks are less trouble some and less dangerous than dogs so get your priorities right and stop pandering to the noisy minority.

Fireworks are used to celebrate wedding and many other occasions. They are enjoyed by the great majority and it is only an very vocal minority they bad mouth them. They are also a great part of our economy, tradition and should not be restricted to a few days a year.

Yes and no. Yes, restrict the periods. But no cos the periods proposed are too long. Why allow purchase for a period AFTER the event they’re for? Or even better ban all sales and use of these explosives which cause disturbance, distress, injury , pollution and litter.

Fireworks cause too much distress for many people and animals

People like to celebrate events such as weddings with fireworks, the current law is sufficient to allow the genuine legal use of fireworks, the current laws should be enforced to stop the illegal and anti-social use.

This makes sense

This cuts down the misused times and allows the police to be controlled

whilst i agree with restricting sales this does not stop people stock piling fireworks to use when the want

It is still too much. We don't need to buy fireworks privately. Organised displays are fine - people buy them privately and they are poor quality making noise and pollution for little aesthetic return. Ban private sales.

Because its not restrictive enough and open to abuse

Fireworks should be date restricted but this doesn't go far enough. There's no reason to have such a wide spread of dates, if we must have them limit it to 1 day for specific festivals during the year. Given corporations and governments are driving towards a global climate catastrophe everything that can be done to reduce environmental impact should be done. No fireworks would be a small price to pay if it helps limit global warming before a tipping point is reached where it won't matter.

Idiots will just stockpile them and we’ll still be plagued by them at all times of the year.

It doesn’t sound very restrictive. What days are they sold on now? How can you make people be sensible? Why would you buy November 10th for November 5th? Fireworks are pretty they aren’t a necessity.

The general public should not be able purchase fireworks

Only professionals should be allowed to buy fireworks

Fireworks cause a great deal of distress to animals, people and are potentially very dangerous. Whilst, I view this proposal as a step in the right direction and have stated I support this, this does not go far enough.

Doesn’t go far enough

I would prefer an outright ban but this is progress

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