The Council and National Park has introduced a voluntary ban on the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons from council/National Park owned or controlled land due to impact on livestock, plants and the environment.
Concerns include risks to animal welfare through ingestion of debris left by them in the countryside, the sea and on the coastline. As sky lanterns contain a naked flame, there were additional concerns about the fire risk to buildings, property, crops and moorland from uncontrolled landings.
The Council also discourage their use and release from other land wherever possible.
Firework displays should be enjoyable and spectacular occasions – but they obviously need some responsible planning. For detailed guidance on arranging a display: Health and Safety Executive
If you are organising a major public event, you will clearly need a robust and detailed approach to planning as well as professional involvement. If you are holding a local firework display, such as those organised by many sports clubs, schools or parish councils, you still need to plan responsibly, but the same level of detail is not necessary or expected. Below are some tips and guidance to help you.
You must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for: