Bonfires and smoke
Outdoor burning can be dangerous and the smoke may even be an offence under the Clean Air Act.
Report a bonfire
Call 999 if you see a fire that is unattended or looks dangerous.
Let us know if smoke from a bonfire or other outdoor burning is bothering you:
- Call 030 33 33 3000
You will need to provide:
- your name, address and a contact telephone number
- the address you're complaining about and the type of nuisance
- when (and for how long) the problem normally occurs
- the way the nuisance affects you
You'll hear from us within 14 days. We may need visit the premises with the bonfire or send a letter.
Guidelines for bonfires and burning outdoors
There are no bylaws covering domestic bonfires but there are guidelines to bear in mind:
It is also very important to be safe when making a bonfire at home:
There is guidance available if you're making a bonfire for a public event or firework display:
Page last updated: 03/01/2020