Keeping safe on bonfire night

Please go to the Kent Fire and Rescue Service website for helpful tips on keeping safe during bonfire night

Kent County Council Trading Standards have also issued the following information regarding the laws governing the sale and use of fireworks:

  • If you let off any fireworks in a public place, you can be fined up to £5000 or issued with an £80 Fixed Penalty Notice.
  • You may not set off fireworks between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am (extended to midnight on Bonfire Night, and 1am on New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year).
  • It is illegal sell bangers, mini rockets, fireworks that fly erratically (Squibs, helicopters etc), aerial shells and maroons.
  • If you sell fireworks to anyone under 18 years of age you could face a maximum penalty of £5000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

The police have the power to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying fireworks