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Restrict Cat 3 fireworks to professionals & require licences for Cat 2 fireworks

Submitted by Loredana Colceag on Saturday 13th November 2021

Published on Thursday 18th November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 18th May 2022

Current Signatures: 134
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2020 ~ 2021 ~ Animals ~ Bonfire ~ Bonfire Night ~ Extend ~ Fireworks ~ hospitality ~ Injuries ~ level ~ measures ~ People ~ PTSD ~ Spectrum

Petition Action

Restrict Cat 3 fireworks to professionals & require licences for Cat 2 fireworks

Petition Details

Extend restrictions on Cat 4 fireworks, which can only be used by professionals, to Cat 3 fireworks, and require personal fireworks licences - similar to those used in NI - for the purchase of Cat 2 fireworks. Retailers should be required to store licence numbers for all fireworks sold.

Additional Information

These measures should:

1. Reduce increasingly anti-social use of fireworks, to protect emergency responders and public.
2. Reduce amount of injuries related to fireworks (116 hospital admissions in 2020/2021, 3600 A&E visits between 2015 to 2019)
3. Reduce noxious pollutants (AQIN in 2020 shows almost tripled levels of particulate matter in some areas during bonfire night), including greenhouse gasses and heavy metals.
4. Reduce undue stress inflicted to people on the autistic spectrum, people with PTSD, and animals.


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