Rejected petition Reduce Firework Noise, Hours per Day & Number of Days per Year they are set off

Reduce hours per day fireworks can be set off to 6pm-11pm & 6pm-1am New Year/Recognised celebrations
Reduce the decibels of a firework
Increase costs/criteria for public display licenses
Enforce current regulations regarding livestock
Disallow pop up/ad hoc sellers
Increase penalties for misuse

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Every year there are countless examples seen of injuries & deaths sustained from the use of fireworks, people searching out the bigger bangs with no thought to their neighbours, in fact boasting about it. Reducing the number of hours and days would allow people to be better prepared and have measures in place, reducing the noise would allow a chance of being able to drown them out which is currently impossible, reducing the noise has the potential to reduce the appeal for illegal and extreme use

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign some of these petitions calling for similar actions:

Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only:

Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public:

Make it illegal for fireworks to be set off on days other than Nov 5 and Dec 31:

Your petition refers to enforcing livestock regulations, but this would be a matter for relevant local authorities and police forces, not the Government or House of Commons.

Your petition also refers to increasing the cost of public display licences, but these are a matter for individual local authorities, not the Government or House of Commons.

We could accept a petition calling for penalties for misuse of fireworks to be increased, or for changes to the times and dates at which fireworks can be released (other than those requests by the above), if you would like to start a new petition on this issue.

The Petitions Committee held a debate on 2 November 2020 on fireworks following the success of a petition about banning the sale of fireworks to the general public, that was started in the last Parliament.

You can watch the debate here:

And read a transcript of it here:

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