Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire (RCAN) has welcomed the decision of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet to discontinue the use of loud fireworks at their events.
It was decided all future events will look to replace celebrations with quieter alternatives, to protect pets and residents with disabilities from potential noise pollution.
Those affected by loud fireworks can include people with sensory processing disorders, hearing conditions, post-traumatic stress disorder, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma. In addition, loud fireworks can affect pets, farm animals and wildlife.
Quieter fireworks are available from reputable sellers that focus more on colour and visual effects than sound, meaning they’re less likely to trigger shock and anxiety.
Please remember that you mustn’t set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for on Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight, and New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am.