In November, many residents raised concerns with Birley Ward Councillors about the unsupervised use of fireworks in areas around the ward. There were many incidents of distress caused to animals and extreme noise levels. Councillors did take people’s concerns seriously and the Police intervened in a number of incidents after these had been reported to them. Councillors also raised the matter with Councillor Mark Jones (Cabinet Member for the environment, Streetscene and Climate Change) who took this forward on behalf of Sheffield City Council and contacted Government with the suggestion that legal noise levels should be reduced from 120 decibels to 90 decibels.
This is the response received. As you will see, the government appears reluctant to change current legislation.