Don't Let Go!

Councils that have brought in a ban -

The following Councils already have a balloon and/or sky lantern release ban in place:

English Local Authorities

Scottish Local Authorities

Welsh Local Authorities

Northern Irish Local Authorities

Do you think your Council already has a ban but is missing from the list? Please let us know! We rely on members of the public and Councils themselves to keep us up-to-date. It’s easy to do, just email us at

NB: For a Council to be added to this list, we require confirmation that a ban is in place either in the form of a policy document or written confirmation from the relevant authority.

Actions you can take

  1. Tell us about a release you have stopped
  2. Download campaign resources
  3. Ask Parliament to ban balloon & sky lantern releases