Illegal Use Of Fireworks In A Public Place
Northamptonshire Police and the Northampton Anti Social Behaviour Unit have been investigating reports of anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood and the purpose of this reminder is to ensure that you are fully informed of the situation.
Over recent weeks, we've seen a number of complaints following the misuse of fireworks in a public place (as often happens at this time of year) but sadly one incident involved an allegation of a firework hitting a member of the public and a second involved an allegation of assault when a member of the public attempted to stop such use due to safety concerns.
We respectfully remind you that it is a criminal offence to set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public place regardless of the special occasion. You can be fined up to £5,000 and imprisoned for up to 6 months for using fireworks illegally.
All public area use of fireworks MUST be permitted, in writing, by Northampton Borough Council's Licensing Department prior to use. Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law
We are sending you this message to make you aware of the potential consequences of this form of anti-social behaviour and to inform you that Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire Police are committed to ensuring that the community at large are not subject to anti-social behaviour causing them alarm and distress.
Message Sent By
Sarah Whitehead (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Beat Manager, Northampton)
Posted: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:40 by Parish Administrator