Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is again encouraging residents to follow its lead in moving to lower noise fireworks ahead of Bonfire Night and the winter events season, to further protect local people, pets and wildlife.
The Council is also encouraging external event operators and householders in the Borough to choose lower noise options when purchasing fireworks from reputable retailers.
Discontinuing the use of loud fireworks on and around Bonfire Night on 5th November will protect pets, farm animals and wildlife, as well as residents with disabilities, from the potential noise pollution they can cause.
Those affected by loud fireworks can include people with sensory processing disorders, hearing conditions and post-traumatic stress disorder, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma.
RBC was among the first local authorities in the country to make the switch to lower noise effects and is also endorsing RSPCA advice on how to enjoy fireworks more safely.
- Go to an advertised, organised public display
- Only let off fireworks on traditional celebration dates and use lower noise fireworks if hosting events at home
- Let your neighbours know well in advance if you have a home fireworks display
- Never set fireworks off near livestock
- Don’t let fireworks off near known wildlife habitats
- Pick up litter and debris after any bonfire or fireworks display.