Petitions Committee fireworks inquiry – share your views

The House of Commons Petitions Committee is looking at fireworks. Come to our event and share your experiences on how fireworks impact you and your thoughts on potential solutions.

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 our Eventbrite page to confirm you’re 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, we’ll be asking you:

  • 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 18 June 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.

If you have requests around travel expenses please get in touch via the Eventbrite page and the organisers will be happy to discuss these with you.