Celebrate the Jubilee, but not with Chinese Lanterns, says CLA
The CLA in the Midlands is asking people not to use Chinese lanterns amid fears that some Jubilee celebrations could cause serious damage and put lives at risk.
Caroline Bedell, CLA's Director Midlands explains: "While the country celebrates over the coming days, anyone who owns land and property across the region will have a nervous eye on the sky in case Chinese lanterns are heading their way.
"While lanterns are being promoted as a way to celebrate the Jubilee, it is understandable that people will buy and use them. But I would ask that people stop and think of the potential consequences before releasing these naked flames across our towns and countryside. A lantern can fly for miles and you have no control over where it lands.
"Lives have been lost and property gutted in fires started by Chinese Lanterns. Even if the flame goes out livestock has died after consuming the remains of the lantern, and so-called bio-degradable lanterns will still start fires and prove potentially fatal if eaten.
"The risks are now well known and many countries have already banned this nuisance. Until the UK follows suit the CLA and many others are asking people not to use them and celebrate safely, memorably and with consideration for others."
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Caroline Bedell MRICS FAAV
Caroline leads the Midlands team and has overall responsibility for the management of the CLA’s regional business and membership.
A qualified Chartered Surveyor respected throughout the industry, she also represents the CLA on a wide range of regional committees and panels.
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