To help provide a balance in the use of fireworks, legal controls were introduced by The Fireworks Regulations 2004.
These controls make it an offence to possess fireworks in public if you are under 18 and to throw or set off fireworks in the street.
They also prohibit the use of fireworks between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., with exceptions for the following occasions:
- 5 November - until midnight
- New Year's Eve - until 1:00 a.m. on the following day
- Chinese New Year - until 1:00 a.m. on the following day
- Diwali - until 1:00 a.m. on the following day
These regulations are enforced by the police.
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