Fireworks at Bolton Town Hall
Fireworks at Bolton Town Hall

Last November I raised concerns with the Government about the use of fireworks, an issue that I know many local residents are affected by each winter.

I’m pleased to share the news that a Parliamentary committee will now be looking at these concerns, and they want to hear from you.

Over the last three years almost three quarters of a million people across the country have signed petitions on the Government’s website regarding fireworks. The petition with the most signatures calls for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public and for fireworks displays to be restricted to licenced venues. This has led to the petitions committee launching a new inquiry into fireworks.

The committee Chair, my colleague Helen Jones MP, said “we feel that the sheer numbers of people who have decided to voice their views on fireworks through the petitions site, means that the laws around fireworks do need to be re-examined.”

The Committee will investigate this by gathering formal evidence from the relevant public bodies and fireworks experts, but they want the public to share their thoughts and experiences too.

If you’d like to take part, please complete this survey by 26th March 2019 www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TS5AK

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