Thursday, 20 October 2011


Halloween and Fireworks Events!

As you may know this is an area where we have a large amount of activity within the Borough. I must remind everyone that it is illegal for persons under the age of 18 years to buy or use fireworks in a public area. If you suspect shops are selling to children under this age then please report to Police. Please take every precaution to ensure safety not only to yourselves but to others around you. Please circulate to families how dangerous fireworks can be and that it is illegal for children to buy or play with fireworks.

It is an offence to:

◦possess adult fireworks (all fireworks except party poppers and sparklers) in a public place by anyone under the age of 18
◦possess category 4 fireworks (professional display fireworks) by anyone other than a fireworks professional
◦it is illegal to supply adult fireworks to those under 18
◦Curfew on the use of adult fireworks between 11pm to 7am


· Bonfire night 12midnight to 7am
· New Years Eve 1am to 7am
· Chinese New Year 1am to 7am
· Diwali night 1am to 7am

Fireworks can be used between 7am and 11pm but you could also commit offences if you were to use them in such a manner as to cause a nuisance.

It is an offence to throw or set off fireworks in any highway, street, thoroughfare or public space.

Hopefully we will have a peaceful and safe time over the next couple of weeks. More information can be found on either the Met Police website or the Redbridge i website.

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