Hush please! Solihull Council campaign for quieter fireworks this Bonfire Night - The Solihull Observer

Hush please! Solihull Council campaign for quieter fireworks this Bonfire Night

Solihull Editorial 24th Oct, 2020   0

THIS November Solihull Council is urging residents to be more considerate of neighbours and animals on Bonfire Night – by buying quieter fireworks at home.

With the cancellation of major Bonfire and firework displays due to Covid-19 – including Solihull Round Table’s annual event at Tudor Grange Park – the council is concerned more people could opt for fireworks in their back gardens.

It will be working with local retailers to endorse fireworks that are not so noisy.

Packaging for fireworks should identify how loud they are, but the council’s ‘quieter fireworks’ stickers will make things easier for customers. It has also produced a downloadable form that people can use to notify their immediate neighbours if they are planning on setting off fireworks outdoors at home.




Coun Alison Rolf, Solihull Council’s cabinet member for stronger and safer communities,  said: “Bonfire Night can be a stressful time for many people and pets. With less people going out because of Covid-19, it’s more important than ever that we show our neighbours some consideration.

“Our posters and stickers are intended to get people to think about buying quieter fireworks and the forms will help people to give their neighbours some notice so that they can make any necessary preparations.


“Of course on top of this, residents will need to make sure that they follow all local and national Covid-19 guidance – so that means no more than six people in your garden if you are having a get together with more than one household. You should also make sure to follow the Firework Code. The code is available online and in the packaging containing the fireworks.”

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