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London Colney Parish Councillors have voted unanimously to work towards using quiet fireworks at its annual Firework Night Display. London Colney Parish Council will be working within their current firework contract to provide a quieter display with a view to have fully quiet displays in the future.

In response to calls from the RSPCA and local residents, Cllr. ‘Dreda Gordon, put forward a motion urging the Council to stop using noisy fireworks because of the distress and harm to pets and wildlife and also to some vulnerable adults.

After the meeting Cllr. Gordon said. ‘I am so pleased that London Colney will be leading by example, changing to quiet fireworks for our firework display. We want our residents to continue to enjoy this very popular event, but we also acknowledge that noisy fireworks can cause enormous anxieties for some people with learning disabilities as well as animals. As a cat owner I’m mightily glad the Parish Council has taken this initiative and I hope other groups and individuals will follow our example

Cllr. ‘Dreda Gordon
Mob. No. 07968 224901

For further information please contact the Parish Council office on 01727 821314