The Council has now imposed stricter rules on bonfires and added the following to the Terms and Conditions for al sites in the Borough:

4.3 Bonfires are only permitted Monday – Friday from 1st October – 31st March under the following conditions:

  • Only for burning plant matter that cannot be composted (no other materials to be burnt)
  • Nuisance must not be caused to nearby tenants, residents, and road or rail users
  • Fires must not be left unattended.
  • Suitable means must be at hand to control and extinguish the fire at any time.
  • Fires must be extinguished before leaving site.
  • Any fire must be extinguished immediately upon request of a council officer.

 Any plot holder contravening these conditions will be dealt with via the termination policy.


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