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Fireworks - Are You Breaking The Law?

Alert message sent 04/11/2021 10:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

It is illegal:
  • to possess professional display fireworks (unless you are a fireworks professional)
  • to set off fireworks between 11 pm and 7 am, except in limited circumstances such as bonfire Night when the latest time is 12 am*
  • for a person UNDER 18 to possess an adult firework in a public place
An adult firework is classed as any firework except a cap, cracker snap, novelty match, party popper, serpent, sparkler or thrown down.

*It is illegal to set off fireworks between 11 pm and 7am except for:
  1. Beginning at 11 pm on the first day of the Chinese New Year and ending at 1 am the following day; 
  2. Beginning at 11 pm on 5th November and ending at 12am the following day;  
  3. Beginning at 11 pm on the day of Diwali and ending at 1 am the following day;  
  4. Beginning at 11 pm on 31st December and ending at 1 am the following day.
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Christine Lyle (Police, Neighbourhood Admin, West Oxfordshire)

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