Tuesday , August 16 2022

Big response to the petition demanding ban on selling fireworks to the public


A demand for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public has been supported by more than 150,000 people.

It can now be discussed in Parliament, as all petitions drawn by 100,000 people may be considered for debate.

The petition calls on the government to allow only fireworks to be sold to licensed places for monitors and not to the public.

A statement on the page reads: "Every year fireworks are unnecessarily destroyed.

"Fireworks are a nuisance to the public. They scare animals, toddlers and people with phobia.

"They hurt thousands of people every year.

There is a requirement for a public ban on the sale of fireworks.

"They cause damage to buildings, vehicles, emergency vehicles, etc.

"At last, the kids are still selling them."

You can view and sign the petition here.

The increase in signatures followed Bonfire Night on Monday, reported Manchester Evening News.

In Staffordshire, fireworks as the police described as "very powerful" stolen from a park in Stoke-on-Trent.

Three teens were seen in the area where the fireworks were stored at Clough Hall Park, Kidsgrove, at 19.10 on Monday.

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Staffordshire police said that half-fire-long fireworks were so powerful that they could not be ignited directly by a person.

It said they could "cause serious injury or kill".

The current law prohibits the sale of fireworks until under the age of 18, and it is against the law that anyone should launch fireworks between 11 and 7 – except on occasions such as Bonfire Night.

Fireworks can only be purchased in the UK between 15 October and 10 November.

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The time around the bonfire night is also a worrying time for pets and their owners.

The RSPCA has also established its own petition that requires a review of fireworks to protect animals from injury and distress.

They said: "We have launched a campaign to limit the private use of fireworks to certain days of the year and reduce decibel levels.

"A Change.org proposal has already generated thousands of signatures since its launch on October 16, and we connect calls that invite people to email to the UK government."

It has so far received more than 300,000 signatures with a target of 500,000.

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