Claims for an injury caused by a balloon or sky lantern will need the help of an Injury Lawyer in Suffolk Coastal
The area of Suffolk Coastal is a local district in the Suffolk county in England and it was founded in April 1974 when there was a merger between the borough of Alderburgh, Felixstowe, Saxmundham, Woodbridge, Blyth and Deben. The Suffolk Coastal County Council has a ban in place that restricts the use of helium-filled balloons and sky lanterns and the ban is being proposed in other areas including Babergh. The Babergh District Council’s head of environment has recently written a report that recommends councillors to put forward a policy to ban the use of helium-filled balloons and sky lanterns, as other surrounding district councils such as Ipswich County Council have done.
The report was commissioned after a campaign by several groups including the Country Land and Business Association that have made known the negative effects that released helium-filled balloons and lanterns can have on wildlife, humans and the countryside. In the report there was also a focus on the rising trend of people releasing balloons and sky lanterns at celebratory and commemorative events in the district. In addition, the dangers that they can potentially have when they fall back to the ground were outlined in the report.
The Head of Environment a the council has said that there are many other councils in the nation that have banned or restricted the use of helium-filled balloons and sky lanterns. At the next full Babergh District Council meeting, the proposals in the report will be debated.
The CLA or Country Land and Business Association was one of the groups that led the campaign for the ban and their communication manager has said that his association were pleased at the council’s intention to bring to light the problems from the objects when they are both on the ground and in the air.
If you have been injured by a balloon or sky lantern then you may make a claim with an Injury Lawyer in Suffolk Coastal from Accident Advice Helpline.
An Injury Lawyer in Suffolk Coastal can help you with a claim for an injury caused by a balloon or sky lantern
You can make a claim for compensation in Suffolk Coastal by calling free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: David Brown