Safer and greener celebrations
Norfolk County Council has already banned the release of sky lanterns or balloons on our land or property.
We’re now encouraging businesses, communities, landowners and individuals to sign up to a charter and do the same.
Sky lanterns and helium-filled balloons can cause many problems:
- Sky lanterns pose a significant fire hazard to buildings, woodland and farmland
- Some 'degradable' items can last for months or even years
- Leftover parts from sky lanterns and balloons can trap or choke wildlife and livestock
There are many fun alternatives to balloon and sky lantern releases such as tree planting, flag flying, or even releasing giant bubbles!
Visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/balloonsandskylanterns to find out more and support the charter.