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Monday, 13 April 2020 13:06

Council Warns Against Bonfires

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The following notice regarding bonfires has been issued by the Council:

We are seeing a sharp rise in the number of complaints about garden bonfires.

Many people are having to stay at home due to the coronavirus (covid-19) (and this includes those who are working, those that do not or are unable to work and/ or those convalescing). This, along with the good weather is drawing people into their gardens. We therefore urge everyone to be considerate towards your neighbours, particularly during this difficult time.

We know that you will have more difficulty disposing of your garden waste at this time (normal refuse collections should not be impacted), but please do not have a bonfire - whether it be an open fire or an incinerator. Not only can it be a nuisance, it can cause distress to your neighbours particularly those suffering from respiratory and/or other medical problems. The smoke caused by a bonfire will make those problems worse.

Instead, if possible, please store what you can until things get back to normal and/or consider composting your waste.

Domestic, trade or building waste should not be burnt.

Any bonfires that the Council considers to be a Statutory Nuisance will be served with an abatement notice. Failure to comply with an abatement notice could result in prosecution and a fine of up to £5,000.

Further information about bonfires can be found here: https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/17865/Bonfires-and-smoke

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