Here’s why Council are looking to ban balloon and lantern releases across Borough – UKPosted on February 7, 2018 by DrRossH in Balloons
Balloon and lantern releases often used at fundraisers will become a thing of the past as Council look to impose an outright ban on the practice. Officers from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have recommended that councillors agree to the outlaw, due to their widespread aviation and environmental concerns. If adopted, the Council […]
The practice has long been a concern for farmers, leading environmental campaigners and marine biologists.
There are also concerns that lanterns can be drawn into aircraft engines and can delay take-off and landing.
In addition, lanterns drifting across a night sky are also commonly mistaken by the public and coast guards for marine distress signals.