Should I report a bonfire?

Can you report someone for having a bonfire?

Bonfires can cause a considerable nuisance because of the ash and smoke produced. … We can take action if we are satisfied that the bonfire is causing a statutory nuisance to neighbouring properties.

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 you report bonfires to the police?

To make a report out of hours for nuisance bonfires

There are no by-laws specifically banning or controlling bonfires.

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.

How do I report an illegal bonfire?

If you are experiencing smoke nuisance from a bonfire, you can Report It online. or on 020 8489 0000 between 5pm and 2am Thursday to Sunday. During the COVID-19 crisis we are continuing to investigate statutory nuisances that are affecting public health and are considered urgent and critical.

Can Neighbours have bonfires?

If the type of domestic property you live in is suitable, it is perfectly legal to have a bonfire on your land and, contrary to popular belief, there are no restrictions as to what time of the day or day of the week you can have it on.

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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.

How do I report a Neighbours fire?

Report a neighbour’s bonfire

If a neighbour is frequently having a bonfire and it is causing a problem, talk to your neighbour. They may not be aware that the bonfire is a nuisance to others. If the problem continues, call us on 020 8430 2000.

Can I call the police if my Neighbours are too loud?

Police. The first thing you can do is call the police. Often, having an officer show up at the door about a noise complaint is enough to get most people to tone it down. Most areas have noise ordinances, and repeat visits from the police could result in fines or even misdemeanor charges.

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.

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