About firework misuse or deliberate fire setting
We're working hard to reduce the likelihood of firework misuse and deliberate fire setting and we won't tolerate:
- eggs or missiles being thrown in public
- illegal bonfires in public places such as parks or open land on housing estates
- fireworks being set off in public places or after 11pm
- the sale of fireworks to under 18s
If you know of anybody letting off fireworks dangerously or damaging your area to build bonfires, call the police on 999.
The law prohibits any person under the age of 18 from possessing fireworks in a public place. Those caught damaging property, building illegal bonfires or letting off fireworks dangerously could receive:
- fixed penalty notices and on the spot fines
- criminal prosecution
- acceptable behaviour contracts (abc)
If you're a council tenant, or tenant of a housing association property, the council or your landlord may take you to court and ask for you to be evicted from your home.
Seasonal safety information
Keep your property safe over the Halloween and bonfire period.
Page last updated: 20 December 2022