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Don't Let Go - List of Councils

The following councils already have a balloon and/or sky lantern release ban in place.

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 [email protected]

English Local Authorities

  • Bath & North East Somerset Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
  • Braintree District Council
  • Bude & Stratton Town Council
  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Canterbury City Council
  • Carlisle City Council
  • Cheltenham Borough Council
  • Chesham Town Council
  • Colchester Borough Council (balloon ban only)
  • Cornwall County Council
  • Devon County Council
  • Dover District Council
  • Durham County Council
  • East Suffolk Council
  • Essex County Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Gateshead Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Great Yarmouth Borough Council
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Herefordshire (sky lanterns only)
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Isle of Wight (balloon ban only)
  • Kirklees Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Lancaster City Council
  • Lewes District Council
  • Lewisham Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Maldon District Council (balloon ban only)
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • New Forest District Council (sky lantern ban only)
  • Norfolk County Council
  • North Norfolk District Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Redbridge Borough Council (balloon ban only)
  • Reigate and Banstead Borough Council (balloon ban only)
  • Rochford District Council
  • Sefton Council
  • South Hams District Council (balloon ban only)
  • South Kesteven District Council
  • South Tyneside Council (balloon ban only)
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Swale Borough Council
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • Tewkesbury Borough Council
  • Thanet District Council
  • Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council (balloon ban only)
  • Torbay Council (balloon ban only)
  • West Berkshire Council (sky lantern ban only)
  • West Oxfordshire District Council
  • Windsor & Maidenhead Council (balloon ban only)
  • Wirral Council
  • Worcestershire County Council

Scottish Local Authorities

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Argyll and Bute Council
  • Angus Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • East Lothian Council
  • Fife Council
  • Highland Council
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • Shetland Islands Council (balloon ban only)

Welsh Local Authorities

  • Anglesey County Council
  • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  • Bridgend County Borough Council
  • Cardiff Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Carmarthenshire County Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Ceredigion County Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Conwy County Borough Council
  • Flintshire Council
  • Gwynedd Council
  • Merthyr Tydfil Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Neath Port Talbot Council
  • Pembrokeshire County Council
  • Powys Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Rhondda Cynon Taff Council (sky lanterns only)
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council (sky lanterns only)

Northern Irish Local Authorities

  • Ards & North Downs Council
  • Belfast City Council
  • Coleraine Borough Council
  • Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
  • Newry, Mourne & Down

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.