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Taking action over bonfires

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  • Bonfire advice

    There is no law to prevent bonfires, or the times they can be lit, providing they do not become a nuisance to other people.

    An occasional bonfire is unlikely to cause a major problem, even though it may be annoying to neighbours. The council has a duty to act and take enforcement action if the problem is shown to be a statutory nuisance.

    There has to be evidence that the bonfires are frequent or interfere with your wellbeing, comfort or enjoyment of your property.

    Reporting a problem

    What you can do if you are bothered by persistent bonfire smoke:

    Advice if you are planning to have a bonfire

    For further information contact Customer Services.

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