What do I have to do by law?
If you’re planning to do your own fireworks display, there are two things you should remember:
- Make sure you don’t set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places
- Make sure you don’t have any fireworks after 1am
Be considerate of your neighbours and pets
Please be aware that you’re not allowed to light bonfires or let off fireworks in communal areas of A2Dominion properties - this includes shared gardens and courtyards, however you can do so on your own property.
If you’re celebrating, be mindful of noise levels, in case your neighbours are having a quiet night in or trying to get a good night’s sleep. Also keep your pets indoors when fireworks are going off, as the noise can damage their ears and scare them.
Be careful when you’re handling fireworks
Fireworks can be dangerous if not used safely:
- Make sure you have a bucket of water on hand just in case
- Ensure you light them using a long-tipped lighting device, hold them at arm’s length and point them away from buildings or other people
- Don’t use a cigarette lighter or matches to do this and don’t go near a firework once it’s lit if you think it’s not working as it could still explode
- Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from them
- Shut your windows and doors so lit fireworks don’t accidentally end up inside your home
- Sparklers can get extremely hot, which means they’re not suitable for young children, and shouldn’t be used indoors
Taking these simple steps will make sure you have a fun but safe New Year’s Eve.
We’d like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy and safe New Year. See you in 2023!