What time are you allowed a bonfire?

What time are you allowed a bonfire?

What time are you allowed 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.

Are bonfires allowed at night?

What time to light your bonfire: 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 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 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 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.

Can I do 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.

Can my Neighbour have a bonfire?

What is the law regarding garden bonfires?

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. Action can also be taken if a bonfire on trade premises causes dark smoke. This is an offence under section two of the Clean Air Act, with a fine of up to £20,000.

Can I stop my Neighbour burning garden waste?

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.