Agenda item - ACTION TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF FIREWORKS

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ACTION TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF FIREWORKS

Proposed by Councillor Fowler on behalf of the Labour Group.

Minutes:

76.1      The Notice of Motion as listed on the agenda was proposed by Councillor Fowler on behalf of the Labour Group and formally seconded by Councillor Grimshaw.

 

76.2      Councillors Hugh-Jones, McNair, Janio and Peltzer Dunn spoke on the motion and Councillor Fowler thanked those for their supportive comments.

 

76.3      The Mayor then put the motion as listed to the vote:

 

The Council notes and welcomes the RSPCA campaign which calls for action to reduce the impact of fireworks on animals and vulnerable people, and;

The Council calls for;

1)     organisers of all public firework displays within Brighton & Hove advertise them in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people;

2)     officers to actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people – including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks; and

3)     to encourage local suppliers of fireworks to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks for public display;

The Council further asks the Chief Executive to write to the Government urging;

1)  the introduction of legislation to limit the maximum noise level of fireworks to 90 decibels for those sold to the public for private displays; and

2)  The Council also asks that any Government response is shared at a future Council meeting.

76.4      The Mayor called on each of the Group Leaders to confirm their position as well as the Groups in turn and each of the Independent Members:

 

Councillor Mac Cafferty stated that the Green Group were in favour of the motion and this was confirmed by the Members of the Green Group;

 

Councillor Platts stated that the Labour Group were in favour of the motion and this was confirmed by the Members of the Labour Group;

 

Councillor Bell stated that the Conservative Group were in favour of the motion and this was confirmed by the Members of the Conservative Group;

 

Councillor Brennan confirmed that she was voting for of the motion;

 

Councillor Fishleigh was not present for the vote;

 

Councillor Janio confirmed that he was voting for the motion;

 

Councillor Knight confirmed that she was voting for the motion.

 

76.5      The Mayor confirmed that the motion had been carried.

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