1. Cabinet decided, with immediate effect, to adopt the policy banning the release of sky lanterns and the release of helium balloons on Council owned or managed land.
2. That officers, in consultation with the Lead Member, develop a Communications Strategy to educate, influence and support alternative options in order to protect Havering’s green heritage and wildlife, in line with the Havering Climate Change Action Plan (HCCAP) and the Council’s Local Plan environmental ambitions.
3. Cabinet also agreed to include within the policy a ban on the unauthorised use of fireworks on Council owned or managed land.
Cabinet was presented with the Ban on releasing Sky Lanterns and introduce a new Policy
Report introduced by Councillor Keith Darvill
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