Lords Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill

Paragraph 114 on page 28 regarding possession of pyrotechnic articles at music events The page and line references are to HL Bill 55, the bill as first printed for the Lords: Insert the following new Clause— “Possession of pyrotechnic articles at musical events (1) It is an offence for a person to have a pyrotechnic …

Fireworks e-petition debate – BPA Position

Although the petition addressed consumer items there is concern about the debate extending discussion to all use of fireworks.  We have obvious sympathies with those affected but do not believe restrictions on use are merited, justified or would really be enforceable The key to managing consumer or public firework displays and their effect on people/animals …

New BPA Chairman

At yesterday’s British Pyrotechnists Association (BPA) meeting Cliff Stonestreet was elected chairman of the Association for the next 2 years. Cliff is a well known and long established member of the fireworks display community and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role.  In somewhat uncertain times, his experience within Europe will be …

Selling of Category 4 Fireworks – Information

We are often asked about the selling of Category 4 fireworks to organisations and individuals that have carried out  small displays using Cat3 fireworks and wish, they think, to progress to bigger and better things! In most cases the distinction between a Category 3 and 4 display is quite clear.  If you feel your event …