NEW LAWS IN PLACE FOR FIREWORKS
A Voluntary Code to limit the periods when fireworks are on general retail sale has now become law. From earlier this year all retailers selling fireworks must register with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and only sell during specified dates. Anyone wishing to sell outside those dates must apply for a licence to sell all year round.
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15th October to 10th November each year.
NEW YEARS EVE
26th December to 31st December each year
DIWALI and 3 days before.
29th October – 1st November 2005
CHINESE NEW YEAR
NEW YEAR and 3 days before.
26th – 29th January 2006
Further offences include :-
Ø Possession of fireworks in a public place by a person under18
Ø Throwing fireworks in a street or public place
Ø Unlicensed storage of fireworks
Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue and St Helens Council’s Trading Standards have joined forces to ensure that the new laws are complied with.
If you know of someone who is selling fireworks illegally where you live - call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111