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MetiNews.Com - It is important to know what your rights are when it comes to fireworks.
Breaking News ! Despite the pandemic, we're still entering a period of the year when fireworks are more common. Major displays are cancelled and gatherings with anyone outside your home are banned - but that doesn't mean some people won't decide to hold their own displays privately. And while most people approach the use of fireworks responsibly, some use them in ways that are disruptive or extremely dangerous, leading to injuries and damage to other people's property. Even though larger displays are not happening this year, it is still possible that you could be affected by others using fireworks privately It is important to know what your rights are when it comes to fireworks. In this article, originally published last year, we took a look what actions you should take if you think someone may be breaching the law or endangering property or human life. Read More Related Articles Hundreds gather in Liverpool city centre for rally on first weekend of new Tier 3 rules Where can you set fireworks off - and where are you not allowed? When members of the public buy fireworks they are only able to legally buy the types that are for private use. And that means the expectation is that you are using them for a private display on your own property, although if you're a tenant it also makes sense to check with your landlord. Setting them off in the street or in public areas like parks is strictly prohibited unless you have a specific permit from the council. To follow the latest news in your area, enter your postcode below.
. However, like other issues involving noise nuisance, you could also report the issue to your council's environmental health team who deal with noise. What are the punishments? You can be fined up to £5,000 and imprisoned for up to six months for selling or using fireworks illegally. The on-the-spot fine would be £90. Additionally, if you were to use fireworks illegally and damage someone else's property there is the chance they could bring a civil case against you.
The British Musical Firework Championships in Victoria Park,Southport.
When and where can you buy fireworks? Fireworks can be purchased from most shops between October 15 and November 10 around Bonfire Night and between December 26 and 31 ahead for New Year Celebrations. They can also be purchased for the three days before Diwali and Chinese New Year.
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What is Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's advice on fireworks? The fire service have a Firework Code of dos and don't for those planning to hold their own displays. They are: DOs Only buy fireworks from retailers registered with the fire service Keep fireworks in a closed box Follow the instructions on each firework Keep them at arm's length, using a taper Stand well back Always supervise children around fireworks Light sparklers one at a time and use gloves Keep pets indoors DON'Ts Don't drink alcohol while setting off fireworks Never go near a firework that has been lit - even if it hasn't gone off it could still explode Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them Never give sparklers to a child under five Don't let fireworks off after 11pm
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