top of page

Out with the Bang! - Judith introduces Bill to curb noisy fireworks

Updated: Apr 23



Today, Judith introduced a Bill into Parliament calling for a reduction in the noise limits of fireworks available to the public.


CLICK HERE to sign Judith petition to ban noisy fireworks

 

The Bill would not affect fireworks used in public displays, or those conducted by those with specialist knowledge.

 

Speaking in Parliament, Judith said:


“The Bill holds the power to protect people from disturbance, without impacting the experiences of those who use fireworks responsibly.”


Currently, the legal noise limit of fireworks available to the public is set at 120 decibels – equivalent to



the sound emitted by a pneumatic drill or a chainsaw. Judith is calling for this to be reduced to 90 decibels – equivalent to the sound emitted by a telephone ringing, or a hair dryer.


Presenting the Bill, Judith recounted numerous experiences of residents within Bradford South:


“One constituent described to me how the fireworks are literally window-pane shaking, 4 times a week, week after a week.”


“Another spoke of local ex-servicemen, suffering from PTSD, who are constantly affected by loud, explosive, fireworks.”


The RSPCA is supporting my Bill, arguing that “by introducing measures like this, we can better priorities the safety and well-being of animals and vulnerable people.”


Judith raised the issue of animal welfare during her speech:

 

“One person spoke to me about a family member’s dog, who had died recently of a suspected heart attack as it lay quivering under his bed, terrified of fireworks.”


“It is absolutely vital that animals and pets are considered alongside human needs.”


Speaking after introducing the Bill into parliament, Judith said:“The Government must take notice of people’s concerns about nuisance fireworks.”

 

“Whilst fireworks are a great source of fun, they can cause misery for so many people.”



Comments


bottom of page