Balloon and sky lantern releases

We do not allow the release of balloons or sky lanterns.

Releasing these items into the air can have long term detrimental effects on wildlife and the environment. This is because of the litter than cause when they land.

We work with the Marine Conservation Society and Keep Britain Tidy to promote and preserve the cleanliness of our area. Balloon or sky lantern releases go against these aims.

Our decision was made with information and guidance from:

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) policy, CAP 736 (2011) Operation of Directed Light, Fireworks, Toy Balloons and Sky Lanterns within UK Airspace, available on the Civil Aviation Authority website  

Information and guidance provided by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Information provided by the National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers (NABAS).

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