You asked: Can you have bonfires in residential areas?

Can I stop my Neighbour having a bonfire?

Remember it is not illegal to have a bonfire and there are no local bye-laws preventing you having one, however you must not cause a nuisance to your neighbours. A smoky bonfire or having garden bonfires on a frequent basis may well cause a nuisance and that can be an offence.

What times are you allowed to have 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.

What are the rules on domestic bonfires?

There are no laws on when a resident can have a bonfire at their home. However, domestic or commercial fires must not cause a statutory nuisance.

Is it against the law to light a fire in your garden?

There are no laws against having a bonfire, but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause if prejudicial to health or a nuisance to the neighbourhood. Offenders can be fined £5,000 (£20,000 for industrial, trade or business premises).

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Can I complain about a Neighbour’s bonfire?

You can use this form to report a nuisance bonfire. We can take action if we are satisfied that the bonfire is causing a statutory nuisance to neighbouring properties. … If the bonfire is a ‘one off’ it is unlikely any formal action will be taken, but an advisory letter will often be sent instead.

Can you complain about Neighbours having fires?

If a Neighbour’s Bonfire Causes a Problem

If a neighbour is burning a bonfire which is causing a nuisance, you should go round to their house and ask them politely to extinguish it or if they could do anything to reduce its effects.

Can I have a bonfire before 6pm?

Consider the following dos and dont’s: Do time your bonfire correctly: While legally you can do this any time of day or night, it is common courtesy to plan your bonfire in a way that it finishes burning at dusk. Early morning and early evening are the best times for bonfires.

How do I report a Neighbour burning rubbish UK?

Call 0800 555 111 or report it online at www.crimestoppers-org.uk.

Can you have a bonfire in a smokeless zone?

“Smokeless zones do NOT deal in any way with smoke from bonfires. Smokeless zones are an area in which only smokeless fuel can be burnt (in domestic or commercial properties – for heating or commercial purposes). For example, using house coal in a smokeless zone is illegal, as would be burning unseasoned wood.

Is it illegal to burn garden waste in UK?

Technically, garden bonfires aren’t actually illegal. However, there are laws in place for the nuisance they can cause. Burning domestic waste is strictly prohibited, as it will cause pollution or harm people’s health. Instead, you can dispose of household or garden waste by composting or recycling it.

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Is it illegal to have a fire in your garden UK?

Generally yes. However there are restrictions. You must not cause a nuisance to your neighbours and even then you should restrict the waste you burn to dry (not green) garden waste, clean timber, cardboard or paper. Burning other materials on an open fire may prove toxic, especially plastics, rubber, paint and oils.

Can you have a bonfire on an allotment?

There is no need to burn woody material on allotment bonfires; as you can see here, it can be very effectively buried to form a raised bed. The nutrients from the wood will slowly be released into the soil over many years giving sustained fertility to the soil.

Are bonfires allowed UK?

Garden bonfires

There are no laws preventing you from having a bonfire, as long as it does not cause a statutory nuisance to other people. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 a bonfire could be causing a statutory nuisance if it occurs regularly and prevents someone enjoying their garden or opening windows.

How do I complain about a bonfire?

To report a nuisance arising from a bonfire, contact the Environmental Health Service on telephone 020 8359 7995 or email nuisance@Barnet.gov.uk . Include your address and telephone number as well as details of the premises where the bonfire is located.