NMBM approves Fireworks By-law review - possible ban in certain areas

APRIL 2, 2015

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has approved a review of its Fireworks By-law and the possibility of the banning of fireworks in certain areas.

“During a formal sitting of the local legislature it was decided that a Task Team comprising members of the Safety and Security Committee, relevant officials from Legal Services and the Safety and Security Directorate, be established,” the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality said in a statement.

“The membership of the Task Team will be decided on by the Chairperson of Safety and Security Committee in consultation with the Executive Director, Shane Brown.

“The first duty of the newly established team will be to spearhead the implementation of a public participation process – to consult with all relevant role-players – in respect of a possible ban of fireworks in residential areas and public open spaces as well as the review of the Fireworks By-law.”