City council coalition parties GroenLinks and PvdA, and opposition party D66 are supporting a fireworks ban in Eindhoven from next year. The groups will submit a motion to that effect next week.
According to the three parties, fireworks cause a lot of noise nuisance, both to animals and residents. Additionally, numerous accidents occur each year, creating an unnecessary burden on healthcare.
Nonetheless, the parties do see the possibility of a central fireworks show in the city. This can be enjoyed in common by all its residents.
A national survey indicated that sixty percent of the Dutch are in favour of a definitive fireworks ban. A number of major cities have already decided to ban fireworks.
Translated by: Seetha