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Report illegal firework sales

Firework burst

In the run up to November 5th our Trading Standards service will be working hard to ensure that the County’s firework retailers are storing fireworks legally and safely and not selling them to children.

Safe storage

Retailers apply each year to Trading Standards for a registration or licence, which permits them to sell fireworks during the period 15 October to 10 November. Fireworks must be:
  • only stored in limited quantities
  • kept in suitable secure containers
  • kept away from any sources of ignition.

Fireworks must also comply with the BS 7114 safety standard. Retail boxes of fireworks must not be split and sold separately and certain fireworks such as professional display fireworks and bangers are banned for sale to the general public.

Safe selling

It is illegal to sell fireworks or sparklers to any person apparently under the age of 18 years.

“Any information we get helps us to target our enforcement action more effectively,” says Sarah Houlton of Trading Standards. “We would be interested to hear from anyone who has any information about shops they suspect might be selling fireworks to children, or not selling them legally and safely.”

If you have any concerns contact your Trading Standards colleagues on 01623 452 005.

03 October 2012

National Local Government Pay Award

The trade unions and employers have recently reached agreement on the national local Government Pay Award.

The agreement includes a one off lump sum payment and a 2.2% pay increase for all eligible employees.


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