If you are thinking of having fireworks for a party or event, please read the following guidance, and be mindful of others.


Follow these simple guidelines to reduce the risk of nuisance:

  • • Give neighbours a few days’ notice of your display – this is particularly important if they are elderly and/or have children or pets.
  • • Use appropriate fireworks – when buying fireworks, try to avoid very noisy ones. Your supplier should be able to tell you what they are selling.
  • • Make sure pets and other animals are safely away from fireworks.
  • • Consider timing. If you are using fireworks for a celebration, a Friday or a Saturday is preferable, remember it is illegal to use fireworks after 11.00 pm.
  • • Avoid letting off fireworks in unsuitable weather – if it is still and misty or air quality is poor, pollution could be a problem. Check air quality on 0800 556677 or https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/.
  • • Let off your fireworks in open garden areas – noise bounces off buildings, and smoke and pollution build up in enclosed spaces. • If a neighbour complains that you are disturbing them, their pets or livestock, be considerate. • After your display, clear up firework fallout and dispose of it safely.

(Relevant to Longparish in vicinity of other buildings particularly thatched houses.)



From TVBC website:

Whilst fireworks can provide great entertainment, they can pose a risk to safety, cause annoyance and disturb people and animals. To tackle such issues, there are legal controls under Firework Regulations 2004. For local queries about firework licensing and the sale and use of fireworks you should contact Hampshire County Council.

One such provision, enforced by the Police, is to prohibit the use of "adult fireworks" between 11pm and 7am, with extensions for the following festivals:

  • Until midnight on the night of 5th November
  • Until 1am on New Year’s Eve night
  • Until 1am on the night of Chinese New Year
  • Until 1am on the night of Diwali

In some circumstances, the Council may be able to take action using provisions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for Noise Nuisance (see relevant link to the side of the page).