How do you have a successful bonfire?

What time can I do a bonfire?

There are no set times or days for when you are permitted to have a bonfire – you can technically do so whenever you like. However, it’s recommended that you choose a time in the early morning or early evening when your neighbours are less likely to be affected.

How do I complain about a Neighbour’s bonfire?

If you are bothered by a bonfire



If this fails, contact your local council’s environmental health department. They must investigate your complaint and can issue a nuisance abatement notice. You can also take private action in the magistrates’ court.

Can you have a bonfire?

There is no legislation against domestic bonfires. However we may investigate complaints of nuisance arising from the smoke emanating from a fire. If you believe you are being unreasonably disturbed by the smoke from a fire, contact us so that an officer may visit you at your property.

Can you use a garden incinerator as a fire pit?

A garden incinerator, though used mainly for waste, can also be used as a fire pit. If you have wood to burn, newspapers and other such materials you can dispose of them in your garden incinerator. The garden incinerator can be a fire pit where you burn the aforementioned articles.

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