Keep safe this Bonfire Night – 5 November 2019

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Fireworks

At this time, there are many celebrations involving fireworks. The safety of our residents is our top priority, which is why Westminster City Council are working with the London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police to help prevent the misuse of fireworks across our estates and ensure residents have a safe and enjoyable Bonfire Night and Diwali.

To keep our estates safe, we would like to remind residents of the following when using fireworks:

  • Fireworks must not be stored/used in communal areas or in your home. This is a condition of your Westminster tenancy and lease agreements
  • Please remove any personal items from communal areas and balconies which could be used to start fires by others
  • Please do not have bonfires anywhere, either in your home or on the estate
  • It is illegal to let fireworks off in the street or a public place
  • Selling fireworks to anyone under the age of 18 years is illegal. Anyone aged under 18 may not possess a firework in a public place
  • Please help us to keep your neighbourhood safe by reporting to the Police any incidents of anti-social behaviour associated with misuse of fireworks or excessive noise. All reports will be taken in confidence.

You can report anti-social behaviour to us in confidence on 0800 358 3783 or housing.enquiries@westminster.gov.uk

To report misuse of fireworks, call the police on the non-emergency number 101. In an emergency, or if you are in immediate danger, always call 999.