Petitions Committee fireworks inquiry – share your views

Posted by victoria on June 17, 2019

Petitions Committee fireworks inquiry – share your views

June 17, 2019 at 1:43 PM

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The House of Commons Petitions Committee is looking at fireworks.

The Committee recently ran a survey on this topic and a number of responses were received from people with a wide range of health conditions and disabilities. The Committee is hosting an event in Parliament on Tuesday 2 July at 7 pm to hear more about people’s experiences and also to discuss potential compromise solutions.

People with hearing problems and their families found that they are adversely affected by fireworks. The committee are keen to invite people with direct experience of the impact of fireworks if possible. Where this might not be feasible, they’re keen to hear from those who support or work with those who have this experience.

When and where?

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, London SW1A 0AA

The event is free to attend, please book using the Eventbrite page to confirm your attendance.

What to expect

At the event, we’ll be asking you to share your experiences of fireworks with us. As part of the inquiry into fireworks, the Committee conducted a survey and a number of people with a wide range of health conditions and disabilities responded.

The Committee is keen to hear in more detail about people’s experiences and thoughts on potential solutions to addressing concerns about fireworks. Your views will help shape the Committee’s thinking on this topic.

Questions to think about

During the discussion, they will be asking:

  • How do fireworks affect you?
  • How often are you affected?
  • How does it affect your family life?
  • What options do you have to minimise the effects?
  • What should be done to make things better for you?

We’ll be discussing compromise solutions such as:

  • Stricter penalties for misuse of fireworks
  • Quieter fireworks
  • Stricter rules on where and when fireworks can be used by the public
  • Community-based solutions like local awareness campaigns

How can you help?

If you’re available on 2 July and would like to share your views with the Petitions Committee – it’d be great to have you!

Venue information

The entrance to Portcullis House is labelled 4 on this map of Parliament.

You’ll go through airport-style security and more information is available on the UK Parliament website.

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