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Felixstowe: Council investigating after huge firework party showered area with debris

PUBLISHED: 17:46 08 November 2012

Council officers are investigating complaints about a fireworks party in Felixstowe.

Council officers are investigating complaints about a fireworks party in Felixstowe.

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ENVIRONMENTAL health officers are investigating today after receiving a series of complaints about a huge private firework party in Felixstowe.

"From the evidence/debris we saw at the one property it would appear that this was a large firework display unsuited to a residential area."

Suffolk Coastal spokesman

Residents say the gardens, streets and cars were littered with debris after the display-sized powerful fireworks were set off.

Some householders have complained that pets were left terrified by the noise from the late-night display, which could be heard all across the resort, and car alarms were set off.

The display is believed to have been launched from the garden of a property in the Garrison Lane area.

A spokesman for Suffolk Coastal said the council received three complaints early this week and visited the property of a resident on Tuesday which showed evidence of the “fall out” from a large firework display.

“From the evidence/debris we saw at the one property it would appear that this was a large firework display unsuited to a residential area,” said a spokesman.

“We will be speaking to the householders at which the ‘display’ took place with advice about fireworks.

“Our duty is to investigate noise nuisance and we will be warning them that regular music or fireworks may lead to unreasonable disturbance of neighbours and potentially constitute noise nuisance.”

The council have also been in touch with Felixstowe police, who have the powers regarding firework displays that go on beyond 11pm, to inform them of their investigation.

Writing on the Streetlife social networking site, Lesley C said: “I think that if people have a valid complaint then the more people who contact Suffolk Coastal the more chance there is of these fireworks having to be scaled down in future.

“I know of people several roads away who have suffered either from the noise or from debris landing on their property/cars.”

■ Should fireworks be restricted to public displays only? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or email to starletters@archant.co.uk

3 comments

  • This is ridiculous, I attended this party and it went on till 10:20pm. The couple had informed the police and council prior to the event and had also let neighbors now and posted flyers around the area. Everybody was well aware of the large firework display so have no grounds to complain on. If you can;t have let off fireworks at the day before Guy Fawkes then when can you?

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    charliid214

    Friday, November 9, 2012

  • I MUST SAY SOMETHING TRUE THAT HAS ALWAYS STAYED WITH ME AND ALWAYS WILL FROM A WISE MAN. 'BELIEVE HALF WHAT YOU HEAR AND HALF WHAT YOU READ'. SO MY COMMENT PROBERLY WONT EVEN GET PRINTED. SOME PEOPLE MUST HAVE FORGOT TO PUT THEIR CLOCKS BACK AS FOR STARTERS THE FIREWORKS FINISHED JUST AFTER 10.00PM AND NOT GONE PAST 11.00PM BEATS ME FOR ONE. FOR 3 PEOPLE TO HAVE COMPLAINED AT SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THAT HAPPENS JUST ONCE A YEAR. IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT HAD BY ALL. THANKS AGAIN TO THE PYRO KING. X

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    TP

    Friday, November 9, 2012

  • I buy the Evening Star every day but to know you have teamed up with Felixstowe streetlife who one of its members reported this event and then printed flyers and posted them around Felixstowe making out that they were from Suffolk Coastal Council (IS AGAINST THE LAW) Perhaps you should write about this in your newspaper !! Will not be buying it again

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    shez

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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