Lantern and balloon ban, call for evidence in Cornwall

Posted on: 5th January 2017

Lantern and balloon ban, call for evidence in Cornwall by Cornwall Council.

In Spring 2016 Cornwall Council put in place a ban preventing the release of all balloons and lanterns from Cornwall Council owned and managed land.

The intention of the ban was to prevent the release of this often harmful litter which causes unnecessary damage to the environment and wildlife, as well as having financial implications.

Cornwall Council is now looking to make a Public Spaces Protection Order preventing the release of these items from all Public Open Spaces in Cornwall.

In order for the Council to do so it must have statistical data on the use of these items and, crucially, the detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.

So if you have any information relating to the discovery of these items and their harmful consequences then do write in. They very often end up in our marine and terrestrial environment.

If you have any information or data that would help this important cause please in the first instance send the information by email to the Strategic Environment Service or by post to;

Floor 3
Pydar House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 1XU

NOTE FROM COUNCILLOR SUE JAMES: Sue does not know if the Council are accepting public evidence as this post is based on information that went out to Town & Parish Councils. However, she urges people to submit evidence direct but if it is rejected then she will be pleased to submit it on your behalf.