Dispensation - fireworks displays late at night

 

 

 

 Licence summary Any person who is employed by, or in business as, a professional organiser or operator of firework displays, can apply to East Dunbartonshire Council for a dispensation from the general prohibition on using adult fireworks during night hours. Dispensations can only be granted where the applicant proposes to put on a fireworks display, or to use fireworks at a national public celebration or national commemorative event.
Eligibility Criteria Applicants must be employed by, or in business as, a professional organiser or operator of fireworks displays. 

An application for a dispensation shall be made to the local authority in whose area the applicant proposes to put on an event. Any application for a dispensation must be received by the local authority at least six weeks before the proposed event. The application must be made in writing and include:

  • the name and address of the applicant;
  • a description of the proposed fireworks display, national public celebration or national commemorative event;
  • details of the fireworks proposed to be used at the event;
  • the proposed location of the event; and
  • the proposed date or dates and hours during which fireworks will be used at the event.

Successful applicants will be prohibited from using fireworks in terms of the dispensation unless they give public notice in the prescribed manner of the proposed use no later than seven days prior to the commencement of the event.

No fee is payable in terms of an application.

Regulation Summary The Fireworks ( Scotland ) Regulations 2004 

The Fireworks ( Scotland ) Amendment Regulations 2005

Application Evaluation Process East Dunbartonshire Council must have regard to the need to minimise the risk that fireworks will be used with harmful consequences for people, animals or property, when considering an application for a dispensation to allow the display of fireworks late at night.

Any application for a dispensation received by East Dunbartonshire Council will be processed as quickly as possible and, in any event, within a period of two weeks. This period will run from the time that all of the required information has been submitted.

Will Tacit Consent Apply? No. It is in the public interest that the Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of submitting the application, please contact us at:


East Dunbartonshire Council
Housing and Community
Services
Trading Standards Team
Southbank House
Strathkelvin Place
Kirkintilloch
G66 1XQ

Tel: 0141 578 8813

Email:trading.standards@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Apply for dispensation for a fireworks display There are two ways of applying:
  • download an application form to be completed and submitted to the address shown.
  • apply online using the appropriate link.


Apply for dispensation for a fireworks display - apply online

Failed Application Redress Please contact East Dunbartonshire Council in the first instance.
Licence Holder Redress Please contact East Dunbartonshire Council in the first instance.
Consumer Complaint We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre
Trade Associations

 

 

Last Reviewed: 22/07/2013

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