It’s a balmy summer night and you’re cracking open some tinnies with your mates outside.
Lighting a bonfire in your garden will only add to the atmosphere. Plus, surely it’s harmless?
Well, not necessarily.
While there’s no law which states you can’t have a domestic bonfire, your neighbours may not think it’s harmless – and this could be bad news for you.
In f,,act, it could land you with a fine to the tune of £5,000, Gloucestershire Live reports.
Specifically if you choose to burn domestic waste.
You cannot get rid of household waste if it will cause pollution or harm people’s health – and this encompasses burning it.
If there is any confusion over how to get rid any household or garden waste, you should contact your local council.
They can advise you on what can be recycled, composted or simply treated as refuse.
You could be fined if you light a fire and allow the smoke to drift across the road and become a danger to traffic.
Your council can issue an ‘abatement notice’ if a neighbour’s bonfire is causing a nuisance but be aware – these bonfires need to be a frequent occurrence to be classified as a nuisance.