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Sky Lanterns

Sky Lanterns

Like many other Councils across the country, South Holland District Council has banned the release of sky lanterns or balloons from any Council land.

Sky lanterns and helium-filled balloons can cause many problems

  • Sky lanterns pose a significant fire hazard to buildings, woodland and farmland
  • Some 'degradable' items can last for months or even years
  • Leftover parts from sky lanterns and balloons can trap or choke wildlife and livestock

We are committed to encouraging businesses, communities, landowners and individuals to switch to alternative ways of celebrating and commemorating events.  There are many fun alternatives to balloon and sky lantern releases such as tree planting, flag flying, or even releasing giant bubbles! 

More information about the decision taken by the Council is available here