How do I report a nuisance bonfire?

Can I complain about a Neighbour’s bonfire?

Complain about a neighbour’s bonfire

Your council has a responsibility to investigate complaints of smoke and fumes that could be a ‘statutory nuisance’. They can issue an ‘abatement notice’ if a neighbour’s bonfire is causing a nuisance.

Can I complain about a bonfire?

To report a nuisance arising from a bonfire, contact the Environmental Health Service on telephone 020 8359 7995 or email nuisance@Barnet.gov.uk . Include your address and telephone number as well as details of the premises where the bonfire is located.

What can I do about Neighbours bonfire?

If a Neighbour’s Bonfire Causes a Problem

If a neighbour is burning a bonfire which is causing a nuisance, you should go round to their house and ask them politely to extinguish it or if they could do anything to reduce its effects.

Can I stop my Neighbour having a bonfire?

There are no by-laws specifically banning or controlling bonfires. However frequent bonfires can cause a nuisance to neighbours.

What is the law on bonfires?

Bonfires affect air quality and there are no specific by-laws that prohibit them. However, specific environmental laws make it an offence to cause fumes or smoke to be released into the air that are harmful to human health or affect the enjoyment of property.

What time can you legally have a fire in your garden?

Contrary to some belief there are no restrictions on the time of day, or day of the week that someone can have a fire. Generally speaking if you live in a domestic property and are burning domestic or garden waste then you can have a fire whenever you like.

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Can I have a bonfire in my back garden?

Can I have a bonfire in my garden? Generally yes. … You must not cause a nuisance to your neighbours and even then you should restrict the waste you burn to dry (not green) garden waste, clean timber, cardboard or paper. Burning other materials on an open fire may prove toxic, especially plastics, rubber, paint and oils.

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