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Firework Safety

Alert message sent 02/11/2021 07:11:00

Information sent on behalf of Staffordshire Police


Leading up to bonfire night I thought I would take the opportunity to send out a message around some safety/crime prevention advice around Fireworks! I hope you all have a fantastic week! Take care!

If anyone witnesses any anti-social behaviour involving fireworks being set off on the streets or has any footage of the groups causing the problems, please can they make contact with police either via 101, digital 101 or in case of an emergency 999.

Below is some information in relation to the use of fireworks:-

Fireworks can be used in the UK any time from 7am to 11pm.

Exceptions are:

• Bonfire night: 7am to midnight
• New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year: 7am to 1am the following day

Who can use fireworks?

• Anyone over 18 can buy, carry or use category one, two and three fireworks
• Anyone over 16 can only buy, carry or use category one fireworks
• Anyone over 12 can buy Christmas crackers
• Only licensed professionals can buy, carry and use category 4 fireworks
• Unless part of an organised event by licensed professionals, fireworks cannot be used on the street or in a public place
• It’s an offence to throw or set off any firework (including sparklers and category 1 fireworks) in or into any highway, street, thoroughfare or public space

Further information can be found on the link below:


Many thanks

PCSO Rhys Rockley 16763
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Rhys Rockley (Staffordshire Police, PCSO, South Staffordshire)

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