Report a bonfire problem

You can report a bonfire to us

There are no laws against having bonfires, but there are laws for the nuisance they may cause.

Where possible, try talking to your neighbour about the problem in the first instance. Download a suggested letter (DOC) to send to your neighbours. You can then alter and amend accordingly if you are suffering from nuisance as a first step/alternative before contacting us to formally complain.

When reporting a problem to us, please provide as much information as possible, especially in rural areas.

Report a bonfire problem

We will need to know:

  • Whether it is a smoke issue or a dangerous fire
  • House number or name
  • Road name
  • Town or village
  • How often the problem occurs

It would be helpful if you could provide your contact details (which we will keep confidential) as we may not always be able to take action if you don't provide them. We also need your contact details if you would like an update on the issue you are reporting. 

What happens next?

Please refer to investigating your complaint

Last updated: ‎18‎/‎07‎/‎2023‎ ‎16‎:‎39‎