Be safe not sorry

Fireworks could negatively impact neighbours, pets and it could put the emergency services

We know that more customers will want to put on a firework display at home this year, due to the ban on mass events and not being able to attend professional events.

But this could negatively impact neighbours, pets and it could put the emergency services and the NHS under pressure (which, they don’t really need).

So, if you’re thinking of purchasing fireworks for home use, think…

Do I have elderly or vulnerable neighbours who might be affected?

Talk to your neighbours to see how they all feel about home displays. You might also have elderly or vulnerable people living close by who might not be able to cope with lots of noisy fireworks. Take a minute to check in on them.

What about pets in the neighbourhood?

Do you or your neighbours have pets that could easily become spooked by fireworks? It is likely that an increase in home firework displays will negatively impact pets.

Safety, safety, safety!!

If you do decide to have fireworks at home this year, please follow the safety guidelines provided We want to ensure all our customers are kept safe and we don’t want to increase the strain on the emergency services and the NHS.

And finally, please remember:

  • Fireworks and sparklers must not be let off in the street.

  • Fireworks must not be let off between 11pm and 7am (with the exception being 5 Nov when the deadline is extended to midnight).

  • Always buy your fireworks from a registered provider.


You can find more information on fireworks and the law on the Government website.