Leeds City Council, working in partnership with West Yorkshire Police, is seeking an injunction to tackle the misuse of fireworks in Leeds. Residents have the opportunity to add their support or oppose the application.
If granted by the Court, the injunction will cover the entire Leeds metropolitan district and last until 31 January 2021. Amongst the actions forbidden by the injunction will be:
- three or more people gathering in a public place causing anti-social behaviour by let off fireworks
- abusing, threatening, or obstructing a member of the emergency services tackling a firework related incident
- erecting unauthorised barriers on streets
- setting fire to other people’s property
Anti-social use of fireworks is defined as:
- Aiming fireworks at people, animals, vehicles and buildings
- Using a firework to cause nuisance, annoyance, alarm, harrassment or distress
You can read the full details of the injuction being sought by clicking here
If anyone wishes to support the application they should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone wishes to oppose the application then they will need to be added as a defendant. Anyone wishing to oppose the application can do so by emailing: email@example.com
The deadline to support or oppose the application is: Monday 24 August 2020. The injunction is set to be heard at Leeds County Court on Friday 28 August.