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Will you take part in Rocket O'Clock?

04/11/2023 About 1 minute
Chelmsford City Council is asking residents to take part in the annual Rocket O'Clock scheme. The scheme asks people to be considerate of others when holding their own firework displays.

The scheme recommends that people hole their celebrations within the following tiimes:

• 7.00–9.00pm on Saturday 4 November
• 7.30–8.30pm on Sunday 5 November

Fireworks can be traumatic and distressing for our pets and for people who have PTSD, autism and anxiety.

Councillor Rose Moore, Cabinet Member for a Greener and Safer Chelmsford said: "We understand that people enjoy creating their own firework displays. But, for those who can, we encourage you to consider the benefits of attending a public display. For example, Chelmsford Round Table's charity firework display is back for its 48th year in Admirals Park, with all money raised from the event going back into the local community.

"Of course, we can't stop people releasing fireworks from their gardens; the law permits home displays, and many people are responsible, giving their neighbours plenty of notice. In these cases, we ask that fireworks are released during the "Rocket O'Clock" window to keep disturbance to a minimum.

"Thank you to everyone who continues to support this campaign and is mindful of those who find Bonfire Night distressing."

Organised Events in Chelmsford



Chelmsford Round Table Charity Fireworks at Admirals Park on Saturday 4 November. Doors open at 5pm, fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Fireworks Spectacular 2023 at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Sunday 5 November. Doors open at 4pm, fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Low Noise Family Fireworks at Kings Road Primary School on Thursday 2 November. Doors open at 5pm, fireworks start at 7.00pm.
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