21 April 2020 | District
It is understood that bonfires can be a quick and easy way of getting rid of garden rubbish. However during the current Covid 19 crisis we are asking that you do not have any further bonfires. While we are largely confined to our properties we are likely to suffer higher levels of nuisance from activities such as bonfires so it is important that we all take responsibility to ensure that such nuisances do not happen.
Please be aware that people suffering from respiratory conditions including COVID-19 will be adversely affected by smoke. It could make their symptoms far worse meaning that they need to be hospitalised putting further strain on the NHS.
- Most garden waste can be composted into a useful soil conditioner, saving you the cost of buying commercial products.
- Store the garden waste, turning it regularly. This will enable the waste to dry so that it can be transported to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre when restrictions are lifted.
This guidance has been taken directly from the SSDC website: https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/news/2020/4/coronavirus-covid-19-a-message-on-bonfires-during-stay-at-home-measures/