Harlow Green Party member asks council to quieten fireworks event

Politics / Sat 16th Dec 2023 at 03:33pm

A GREEN Party member has asked the leader of Harlow Council if he would consider making modifications to next years’ firework events.

The questions and answers can be seen below.

Jennifer Steadman

Harlow Council want to make Harlow a modern town to be proud of and bring
the town centre into the 21st century for its residents.

So, what plans do you have to ensure that the residents of Harlow, their pets,
and the incredible wildlife we can boast of are protected from firework
damage, injury, upset and being fully aware of the pollution they cause to the
planet and to our town? The amount of gunpowder charred, shattered plastic
and concrete bungs that I collected just from my own property is astonishing,
so imagine this spread around the town and in our rivers!

With drone displays starting at £9000 for a 20-drone display, they are
certainly well worth considering for the financial benefit to Council budget as
opposed to the £26,000 plus for this year’s display. (£32,000 total) I presume
these were professional pyrotechnic category 4 fireworks.

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17 Comments for Harlow Green Party member asks council to quieten fireworks event:

Dorothy Drake
2023-12-16 18:43:50

Harlow Greens completely got their facts wrong. They are an embarrassment and a shambles. Complete fruit cakes.

Kim Oconnor
2023-12-16 19:32:00

Dorothy Drake, what facts have they got wrong?? Why is it that when people show great concern over the environment, and the animals that live here, we are called fruit cakes, an embarrassment. Have you any idea what theses fireworks do animals, no I quess you don't, I say to you Dorothy do your research before you judge people... And have some respect for people that care , unlike your self.

Alderman Durcan
2023-12-16 21:50:25

The greens regardless of politics made an interesting point and something the new council should consider post May. Lets be open to all opportunities.

2023-12-17 02:33:50

And that is why they never get elected!

Tracy George
2023-12-17 07:19:43

Perdo - yes, people are predominantly unkind, uncaring and selfish - that's why people don't like things that help animals and the environment.

2023-12-17 08:58:04

Quieten fireworks how exactly perhaps insert a small pin which pops out with a little flag on that says BANG!! or Whizz,Whoosh 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 they have gunpowder in them 🤔🤪🤪 all for having just Official Displays Only and banning the commercial sale of these noisy things, well chuck us another banger then No you fool I meant a sausage!!!!

2023-12-17 10:12:23

There is no way on earth that the council were charged £26000 for this year's fireworks display.

Dorothy Drake
2023-12-17 10:36:22

As mentioned, the Greens got their numbers completely wrong and, as was pointed out, their proposal would cost significantly more. They are a clueless. Most of their policies will cost a fortune.

Bruce Downey
2023-12-17 11:24:49

Yes the Greens were quiet on the car park in Potter St.. you would have thought it be right up their street, but no nothing.

2023-12-17 13:23:57

Quiet fireworks are like a damp squib. Bit like the Green Party. There is more rubbish left about every week by the bin men. Nothing said about that. What happens when there is a thunderstorm. Do we look up and ask God to turn it down a few decibels.

2023-12-17 13:58:00

Why ks everyone so angry and abusive!? Yes, noisy fireworks do scare pets and wildlife so its a fair point. I like them however, I can consider others points of view and have a grown up debate without the anger and abuse.

Dorothy Drake
2023-12-17 15:44:34

The Greens have no respect for our traditions. They are pompous, self-righteous, wokes. If you read their posts on YH they are so contradictory. They oppose any private housing developments as 'unaffordable' saying the Council should build social housing, yet when new social housing is announced they oppose it. They are an absolute waste of space.

Stephanie Rosenberg
2023-12-17 19:12:34

Since when are fireworks made in China part of British history and tradition? All for a bonfire with bangers and making a 'Guy' (however, our current parliment may not be worth sparing), but there were no fireworks in the UK IN 1605. Let's talk about reducing the cost and noise pollution, not supporting imports from China and keeping it simple and true to British tradition. Its good the Greens raised the issue.

2023-12-18 00:10:55

Personally what I'd like to see is organised events only and the ban of sales for private use in Harlow. Retailers sell them for weeks before and some days after November the 5th. The distress to parents with young kids and pet owners with cats and dogs is noticable as they have to put up with them being let off for weeks.

2023-12-18 15:15:59

Just ban the private sale of fireworks. Most are far too powerful for regular gardens which can't accommodate the minimum safe distance

2023-12-18 15:28:49

Great suggestion by the Green councillor. so tired of the grumpy boomer comments on this page

Dorothy Drake
2023-12-18 16:30:55

Mark, the Greens don't have any councillors in Harlow (no surprise there). They are factually wrong most of the time and have the same grasp of economics as a donkey. Basically, useless and inept.

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