Sainsbury’s will not be selling any fireworks this year

Sainsbury’s have said they are no longer selling fireworks from all its stores in the UK.


Sainsbury’s car park: Image by Darren Marsden

t has not said why they have taken this action, however, many people are happy they did and it is hoped other big names on the high street will follow them.

A huge petition to ban fireworks from the high street got over 300,000 signatures this year and it had to be debated in Parliament, after the reading the Tory Government said:

Government takes the issue of safety of fireworks very seriously. Legislation is in place to control their sale, use and misuse. We have no plans to change legislation.

The government won’t do anything which is unhelpful, however business can and we welcome Sainsbury’s decision to stop selling fireworks in all of its stores.

Fireworks cause misery for many people in the UK and frighten the elderly and vulnerable people.

Our pets go through torture, dogs and cats get frightened by the bangs, they do not understand what is going on.

With police unable to tackle the rise in anti-social behaviour it will only be a matter of time when we will see kids throwing these things at each other causing serious injury or worse death.

We believe fireworks should be viewed from a proper professional display where everyone can enjoy the fireworks in safety, it is also true that at displays you get much more for your money.

How much damage does Bonfire Night and all these fireworks and indeed Bonfire Night do to our environment? Trafford is supposed to be in a ‘Climate Emergency’ something to think about!

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