Whatever the time of year fireworks are popular. You may be organising an event, going to a public display or having a party at home. Whatever your plans we would like you to have a fun, safe and enjoyable time.

I'm planning an organised firework display what do I need to do?

As outlined in the Prime Minister's statement on 31 October 2020, from Thursday 5 November 2020, new national restrictions will apply in England. This means that organised firework display must not take place.

I'm planning a firework party at home what do I need to do?

From Thursday 5 November 2020, new national restrictions will apply in England.  If you intend to celebrate at home, the Covid restrictions in place require that:

  • You must not meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household - meaning the people you live with - or your support bubble.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Follow the advice for Firework Code and safety tips for sparklers and bonfires

What are the time restrictions for setting off fireworks?

It is against the law to let off fireworks on a street or in a public place and other than New Year's Eve, Bonfire Night, Chinese New Year and Divali between the hours of 11:00 pm and 07:00 am.  The Police enforce the law in relation to antisocial behaviour and fireworks.

What are the restrictions on buying fireworks?

It is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 18.  Officers from Trading Standards website work with Avon and Somerset Constabulary and local licensing officers to help prevent the sale of age restricted goods such as fireworks to children.

Can I use Council owned land to hold my display?

Due to the pandemic events are not currently permitted on Mendip District Council owned land.