It is illegal for a person under 18 to possess an adult firework in a public place. This excludes sparklers, caps, cracker snaps, novelty matches, party poppers, serpents and throw downs.
It is illegal to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am except:
5 November – extended to midnight
Bonfire Night and the weekends either side are set to be some of the busiest times of year for our Contact Centres where 999 and 101 calls and online reports are taken.
As an emergency service, we will always prioritise 999 calls so you may experience a delay when making a non-emergency call on 101.
If your call is not an emergency, you can report a crime or anti-social behaviour to us online. A dedicated team of operators work 24/7 to read and act on reports that are submitted, meaning you don’t have to wait on hold for your 101 call to be answered.