Requiring a licence to buy or use CAT F2 & CAT F3 fireworks

Requiring a licence to buy or use CAT F2 & CAT F3 fireworks

The Bill would make it it a requirement for the public to have a fireworks licence before they could buy or use CAT F2 & CAT F3 fireworks. CAT F2 fireworks should only be used with spectators 8m away (2 cars length) while CAT F3 should only be used with spectators 25m away (a normal swimming pool size). When applying for a fireworks license people would need to: disclose any relevant criminal convictions they may have; disclose any details of any previous fireworks licenses that were revoked or cancelled; and prove they had completed a fireworks training course. 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.


Fireworks are explosives and as such should not be available to the general public. There should be a licence for these categories and they should definitely be banned from over the counter purchase. I firmly believe these should be signed for.

Fireworks are explosives and are very dangerous in the wrong hands

Registered users only and a very large fine for misuse.

Fireworks are dangerous explosives and its becoming a regular occurance every year, that they are used inappropriately, antisocially and far to close to animals. Its too much disturbance now in neighbourhoods. It should only be licensed shows only, not any person setting fireworks off from their garden.

I'm sick of living in a world where fireworks are being let off in residential areas DURING THE DAY and at unsociable hours. Some people let them off during the day at football finals in their garden - this is clearly to cause trouble - they aren't even visible at such a time. This needs to be stopped!

Requiring a license will stop a lot of displays. Ruining a lot of people's enjoyment for very little gain.

They are dangerous, terrible for the environment and animals

Too many accidents because people think they are toys

there are too many people that are too stupid and/or cruel to have any access to explosives. These are dangerous items and should be subject to any explosive licensing and restrictions. It’s stupid to give the general public easy access to fireworks. Professionals and organised events only!!

If there is to be no total ban, then this would be the next best thing

those who don't obey the rules can already illegally get fireworks from Europe, lets enforce the current regulations which allow law abiding people to have legal fireworks.

I don’t think members of the public can be trusted with fireworks. They should be used sparingly through official events only.

I’ve campaigned against fireworks for years now. They are in my opinion, dangerous, noisy, and destructive, especially to animals and people with certain mental disorders. I’m also certain that the majority of people have no idea why we have fireworks in the U.K., therefore rendering them completely unnecessary

Doesn’t go far enough. Ban fireworks to members of public. Allow organised events only on prescribed days of the year

More regulations for the things that cause harm to both humans AND animals, the better.

The further away the better.

What has a persons criminal conviction if any got to do with buying fireworks, utter madness.

They're a nuisance everytime there's a football game. 😐Even worse for weeks on end in November/December.

Any sale of fireworks should be to a licensed person or group

You will destroy businesses and livelihoods. Furthermore this will never work . It’s a preposterous and very expensive waste of resources

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