To: Elizabeth Truss



Please ban domestic fireworks which create an explosive BANG. . Their noise is unnecessary for the domestic retail market. Returning fireworks to the visual performance of the true firework production professionals (1970's/'80's) will reduce emergency service costs; domestic sales markets; reduced work sickness (anxiety / depression) and farming / agricultural returns.

Why is this important?

Fireworks with an explosive bang frighten ex-service people; people with anxiety; stops cows from lactating; panics dogs, cats, birds and other pets; can cause heart attacks / shock and result in death for animals which accidentally consume the products of fired / misfired explosive devices i.e. fireworks. Pets and people go missing around the time of Diwali, Halloween, Bonfire night , Eid, New years (all), other parties. The loud bang is unnecessary to the firework's impact. Please save our planet's lifestock and get this unnecessary noisy element banned. Let's enjoy the whizz ssshhhh of fireworks and reject the shotgun effect.

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Reasons for signing

  • Fireworks started here already ! and will go on for months. Terrifying pets and wildlife, totally unnecessary.
  • Someone, as 2245 hrs tonight, just started letting off fireworks which has sent my dog into a panting frenzy, so distressed and pacing around the house. As if the excessive heat hasn’t been enough, she now has to cope with this. Can’t wait for these to be banned - so many people are complaining about this!
  • To much noise for adults scary for children and frightening for all animals


2017-01-04 11:05:53 +0000

Someone interested in this campaign has spurred an interest in taking the Ban The Bang in Fireworks to Europe. Therefore, the more sign-ups the better. I will approach European Regulators towards the end of January. Please sign up, share, and encourage others to sign. Worth a read - this article addresses the pollution elements of fireworks (in Hawaii - how much worse might it be here in our crowded towns and cities?).

2016-11-09 10:55:10 +0000

Press interest is rising. Gave an interview on BBC Radio Wales on Thursday 3rd November 2016. As time passes and our signatures get closer to 100,000, I will be asking for volunteers to research to identify the chemical element that creates that loud bang in domestic fireworks - so when we petition the Government, we can be specific. If we make the task an easy win for them, by doing the work, we are more likely to achieve our wanted outcome. Please sign, share, then reshare whenever you remember the nuisance element, like New Year or festivals. Many thanks. Your 'one signature and share' forms many thousands. Your one signature really does count. Thank you. Sign share sign share. 😀

2016-11-08 18:56:09 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2014-11-14 14:26:49 +0000

Good news: Signatories are contacting their MP's to talk about this campaign. Contact yours too and let's help get political support - after all, no-one is unaffected by the sound of explosions, particularly if it is unexpected. Let's get these unnecessary shocks rejected. Contact your M.P; talk to your friends; share the Ban The Bang link. Let's make our own BIG NOISE!

2014-11-12 20:32:34 +0000

From 15,000 to 115,000, that's our aim .... please share, petition your local MP direct and find every opportunity to talk about this petition to your local radio and newspapers / magazines. Getting heard is the foothold we need in order to ban the horrendous Bang which is unnecessarily placed into our fireworks.

2014-11-10 19:58:33 +0000

Currently over 11,000 signatures... every share pushes towards the figure where the reigning (yes) government is obliged to debate in the House of Commons....) Sharing and signing is all there is to it. So sorry to hear of the dogs that have gone missing and then been found dead as a result of fireworks frights. People please keep your furbabies under close observation and on the end of a very secure lead.... Let's help them as much a spossible until we can get the bangs banned. Make your opinion very clear - of having the equivalent of a bomb exploded in your vicinity without warning - really.. do you want that? No... Please share, sign... and share some more.. x

2014-11-10 15:05:58 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2014-11-09 17:53:47 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2014-11-08 20:42:59 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-11-08 18:14:43 +0000

It's so good to see that hundreds of people feel the same way about the loud bangs of fireworks. Let's take it up into the thousands so we can get the subject debated in the House of Commons. Tell those whose houses are surrounded by acres of private land what it feels like to live in close proximity to those who use fireworks with violent intent i.e. to create fear rather impressed awe.

2014-11-08 16:43:33 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-11-08 08:45:42 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-11-07 22:53:07 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-11-07 21:33:08 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-11-07 20:42:06 +0000

10 signatures reached