Noise nuisance


The restrictions on the use of fireworks are enforced by the police but we may intervene if a statutory noise nuisance is being created.

The use of fireworks

It is prohibited to use fireworks at night (after 11pm and until 7am), with extensions for the following days:

  • until 1am on the night of the Chinese New Year
  • until 1am on the night of Diwali
  • until 1am on New Year's Eve
  • until midnight on 5 November

Read the London Fire Brigade's top tips on fireworks safety

Noise issues

If you experience noise nuisance and it's affecting you, you can report it to us via our online form. 

However, before making a report, please talk to your neighbours to find out if they're affected as well and talk to the person causing the problem if you can - they may not realise how it is affecting you and you may be able to reach a compromise.

Report fireworks as statutory nuisance

Page last updated: 17 Jan 2022