Bonfire night is fast approaching and we want you all to have a great time, but to also be aware of the law regarding the use and possession of fireworks.

 

 

Fireworks and the law

 

There are laws about when fireworks can be sold, and to who – as well as the times fireworks can be set off.

 

 

If you are under 18 years of age

 

If you are under 18, you can’t:

· buy the types of fireworks which can be sold only to adults

· have fireworks in public places

 

If you do, the police can give you an on-the-spot fine of £80.

 

 

Using fireworks legally

 

It is against the law to:

· set off or throw fireworks in the street or other public place

· set off fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am – except during certain celebrations

 

If found guilty by the courts, you could be fined up to £5,000 and can be imprisoned for up to three months. You may be liable for an on-the-spot fine of £80.

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you all have a safe November 5th !!!!