Here’s how many people in Birmingham have signed a petition designed to Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Licensed Displays Only

Over 301,000 people signed the petition, including over 4,000 in Birmingham

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A petition to limit the sale and use of fireworks to licensed displays only has received over 301,000 signatures, including over 4,130 from people in Birmingham.

The petition said: “Current legislation allows for public use of fireworks 16 hours a day, every day, making it impossible for vulnerable groups to take precautions against the distress they can cause.

“Better enforcement of existing law is insufficient; limiting their sale & use to licensed displays only is necessary.”

The petition called on the UK Government to restrict the sales of fireworks to only organisers and licensed displays.

This, the organisers of the petition, say, will help to “protect vulnerable people and animals from the distress and anxiety caused by unexpected firework noise and pollution.

“Legislation that balances people’s desires for firework displays, and individual rights to not be distressed throughout the year, is needed now.”

The petition closed on 21 January 2021 and was debated in Parliament yesterday.

For a breakdown of the signatures in constituencies in Birmingham, see below.

Birmingham Edgbaston 344

Birmingham Erdington 369

Birmingham Hall Green 312

Birmingham Hodge Hill 189

Birmingham Ladywood, 132

Birmingham Northfield 482

Birmingham Perry Barr 211

Birmingham Selly Oak 417

Birmingham Yardley 460