An increasing number of people have been coming to Primrose Hill to celebrate and enjoy the various displays taking place in London on bonfire night and New Year’s Eve. For the comfort and safety of visitors and residents the park will close at 9pm during the bonfire night period and at 1am on New Year’s.
In previous years visitors to the hill on New Year’s Eve have dropped a substantial amount of litter, so The Royal Parks and Camden Police are continuing to urge people to respect the park and their fellow visitors by taking litter home or placing it in the bins provided.
Nick Biddle, Park Manager for The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, said: “Primrose Hill isn’t suitable for hosting a display or for people to bring their own fireworks. Also, paper lanterns can be dangerous when lit in the dense assembly of visitors causing injury, and damage to the park including surrounding properties.”
Police officers will be at all the gates to Primrose Hill to stop anyone attempting to bring in fireworks or lanterns. Anyone who has any will be asked to surrender them to officers for safe disposal and may not be allowed into the park.
Throughout the firework season and in particular, Monday, 5th November and Monday, 31st December, officers based in the parks will be supported by Camden Police, assisting with crowd control and making sure everyone clears the park safely.
A Royal Parks Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said: "I urge members of the public not to bring fireworks to Primrose Hill. This will allow my officers to focus their efforts on ensuring that park visitors remain safe, that the atmosphere remains good natured and that any anti-social behaviour can be dealt with swiftly."