Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, would like to thank all constituents who took the time to complete her online survey on fireworks.
In December 2020, Monaghan launched the survey on the private sale and use of fireworks in the local area. This was in response to constituents raising their concerns on the dangerous use of fireworks in the preceding weeks. In total, 252 people completed the survey, which was circulated on Monaghan’s website and social media.
The results of the survey were clear: 90% of respondents consider the private use of fireworks to be a nuisance and dangerous, as well as a risk to pets and wildlife. Significantly, 93.3% of respondents believe that the sale and use of private fireworks should be regulated.
Commenting on the results, Monaghan said: “I am very grateful to all constituents who took part in the survey, as well as those who shared the survey with friends and neighbours via social media.
“In the last few months, many people have contacted me to raise their concerns about the dangerous use of fireworks, particularly around Guy Fawkes Night and Hogmanay.
“All residents deserve to feel safe in their local community. It is unacceptable that the behaviour of a minority can have an adverse effect on the comfort and security of others.
“From the results of the survey, it is clear that many people support greater regulation on the sale and use of fireworks. 93% of respondents would welcome tighter restrictions on the purchasing of fireworks, a considerable statistic that speaks to the strength of feeling in Glasgow North West.
“This is further evidence that the UK Government must take more serious action on firework control and policy reform.”