Please be considerate when lighting bonfires

Bonfires can become a nuisance and lead to complaints or even danger if you don’t consider your environment before lighting-up.

Please think about your neighbours who may be hanging out washing, enjoying their own gardens or affected in other ways by the smoke.

Hertfordshire County Council encourage everyone to be as safe as possible with this guidance:

Check online with your local council to see if they have any restrictions imposed

Don’t burn wet waste or green vegetation

Don’t burn household waste, rubber tyre or anything containing plastic, foam or paint

Don’t ever leave a fire unattended

Don’t have a fire near fences, trees, or buildings

Always have a garden hose or bucket of water nearby

If in doubt, call 999



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