Fireworks are inherently dangerous explosives and need to be used with extreme care.
Always follow the safety advice on the instructions.
Your garden should be sufficiently large to enable guests to stand well away from the lighting area and it is not a good idea for someone under the influence of alcohol to light them.
There are also time restrictions when the law allows fireworks to be lit.
Visit our fireworks page for more advice about using fireworks safely and within the law.
- Having a party
This page gives advice and information about having a party at your home and what to do to make sure that your neighbours are not disturbed by noise.
- Smoke control areas
This page provides the reader with details about a smoke control area within the borough of Oadby and Wigston. It also provides the reader with a link to further information regarding the type of fuels that can be burnt on fireplaces within the smoke control area.
- Council tenants and noise
New noise app for Council tenants suffering noise
- Noise Nuisance
Information on noise nuisance and how to report it. Also included is an online reporting form and information about what Oadby and Wigston Borough Council can do about it.
- Garden bonfires
This page gives advice on garden bonfires. It promotes the use of the Council's recycling facility for garden waste. It encourages people to dispose of garden waste by means other than burning. Where a resident feels a bonfire is essential it gives advice on choosing the best time to burn garden refuse.
This page explains what is meant by a nuisance. It gives a number of examples of nuisances. Certain types of nuisance problems can be dealt with by the council using the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This is where the problem amounts to what the law calls a statutory nuisance.
- Environmental Protection Service
This aim of this service is to provide a safe, healthy and high quality environment for all people living and working in the borough.