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 – where this is extended to midnight.
Police officers will be conducting extra patrols around Bonfire Night and will continue to explain the legislation. However, if we see people knowingly breaching the restrictions, we will look to enforce.
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.