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Reader Letter: Time to restrict firework shows

PUBLISHED: 11:37 12 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:01 12 November 2017

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Archant 2017

Can anyone tell me why, in this health and safety-obsessed country, untrained members of the public are still allowed to have large bonfires and more worryingly, set off dozens of uncontrolled explosions and chemical reactions in their own back yards with children and animals in close proximity?

In addition to this lunacy, our local councils spend thousands of our pounds on public displays of fireworks — the reason for which is largely forgotten by the population.

It really is about time the sale of dangerous chemicals was banned to anyone but a trained professional. The discharge of which should only be allowed by permit on pre-agreed days.

Quite why someone in Sprowston had a loud and prolonged firework display on Tuesday, November 7 I am not sure, but my dog and cat were not impressed and neither was I.

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