Fireworks – Rules and advice

Hi All,

Guy Fawkes Night is a colourful night and we hope all enjoy it. However, it is imperative that we all remain safe and we do our best to ensure others are also safe.

It is imperative that we all familiarise ourselves with the legal restrictions and advice set out by the London Fire Brigade.

Key points, as seen on the link provided below:

When can you let off fireworks

For the majority of the year, it is illegal to set off fireworks (including sparklers) between 11pm and 7am.

However, for Bonfire Night the curfew is extended to midnight and for New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year the cut off is 1am.

Safety tips for bonfires, sparklers and fireworks

  1. If you’re having your own fireworks display, plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable, and ensure it finishes before 11pm
  2. Only buy fireworks which carry the CE mark, keep them in a closed box and use them one at a time
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
  4. Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back
  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit
  7. Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  10. Build your bonfire clear of buildings, sheds, fences and hedges
  11. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving
  12. Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. It if has to be left, damp it down with water
  13. Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of emergency

For more information please visit: https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/fireworks/

Failure to follow the above can lead to L&Q enforcing your lease / tenancy under the prohibition of illegal behaviour clause.

Please remain safe and ensure any litter is cleaned up appropriately.

Many thanks in advance,

 

Chobham Manor LLP