Fireworks – Stay safe while you celebrate



  • Out of courtesy give your neighbours a few days notice of your planned display – this is particularly important if they are elderly, have children or pets.
  • Use appropriate fireworks – for your situation – when buying fireworks, try to avoid really noisy ones. Your firework supplier should be able to tell you what they are selling.
  • Make sure pets and other animals are safely away from fireworks.
  • Consider the timing of your display. If you are using fireworks for a celebration, a Friday or Saturday is likely to be preferable; you should aim to ensure that they are finished by 11pm. It is an offence to let fireworks off (11pm-7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year (1am).
  • For your safety, let off your fireworks in an open garden area – noise bounces off buildings and smoke and pollution can build up in enclosed spaces.
  • If a neighbour complains that you are disturbing them, their pets or livestock, be considerate.
  • After your display has finished, clear up all firework debris and dispose of it safely.

Find other relevant information in these previous posts based on advice from the Metropolitan Police

Fireworks – Be safe, have fun

And Fireworks – Know the law and stay safe
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