The council and fireworks

We have committed to making fireworks safer and quieter and are acting now to help everyone enjoy bonfire night responsibly.


Climate and ecological emergency

At the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 21 July 2020 Uttlesford District Council considered a motion to makes fireworks safer for all.

Councillors pledged to take local action to encourage everyone to consider the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people in the district. They also committed promoting the use of quieter fireworks.

The council pledged to:

  1. encourage all public firework displays within Uttlesford District Council's administrative boundary to be advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people
  2. actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people - including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks
  3. encourage in the same public awareness campaign the use of quieter fireworks and the emphasis of their use in public and private displays

What steps have we taken

We have already taken some practical steps to make fireworks night safer for all, including:

Now we are exploring further, wider reaching measures, designed to help everyone within the district to have a safe and enjoyable fireworks night.