Firework and bonfire safety

If you are thinking of using fireworks, you need to handle and store them carefully to protect you, your family and friends safety.

Firework and Bonfire Safety (FAB)

The Firework and Bonfire Safety Group (FAB) is a multi agency task force looking at the safety of the public over mischief night and 5 November, working to reduce the sale of illegal fireworks and organise the removal of illegal bonfires.

The aims of the partnership initiative are to -

  • reduce incidents of ASB during both Halloween and Bonfire night
  • help protect the elderly and the vulnerable
  • help protect unsupervised children
  • provide guidance and support to communities by working with partner agencies

Illegal firework sales to young people

It is illegal to sell fireworks to young people under 18. If you suspect a business is selling fireworks to underage people, report it to us.

Find out more about firework safety on the DirectGov website

Report illegal sales to young people

If you are concerned about a firework seller our trading standards section can provide you with advice about and investigate complaints regarding the -

  • storage of fireworks
  • sale and supply of fireworks
  • underage sales of fireworks
  • the type of firework which can be sold
  • the maximum noise level for certain fireworks
  • when fireworks can be sold

If you are a business you must not give your waste to anyone who contacts you asking if they can use the waste for a bonfire. Access further information on illegal waste carriers.

If you are a resident you must not use Bonfire Night to burn your household waste on the highway, public land or open spaces.

Fly tipping

Fly tipping is a crime regardless of whether this happens on Bonfire Night.  Access further information and how to report fly tipping here

You can contact us via -
Hull Community Safety Partnership
Hull City Council
33 Witham
Hull
HU9 1DA

Tel - 01482 300 300
Text phone - 01482 300 349
Email - hull.citysafe@hullcc.gov.uk