New Policy For Selling Fireworks Approved

wesleyan chapel 2Councillors have approved a policy for businesses that want to sell fireworks.

The amount shops will be charged for permission varies according to the size of the space available.

It’ll cost retailers £105 in the first year, but they can only be sold at certain times of the year, around Christmas, Bonfire Night, and, because national rules apply, at the time of the Indian Diwali festival and Chinese New Year.

All year round sales will require a £500 licence.

The Co-op applied and that’s why the process was agreed by the Council.

But the supermarket chain told Radio Scilly that they no longer want to sell fireworks at their St Mary’s store and the application was submitted in error.