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Bonfires on our land

We want to help ensure that our homes and communities are safe and enjoyable places for everyone.

 

We know that many people enjoy holding bonfires at this time of year, but not everyone shares that enjoyment. The building and setting of bonfires can cause distress to some other local residents, a risk to animal welfare, and a health and safety risk either from the fire itself or from the burning of materials that are hazardous when burnt.

 

We do not approve of any bonfires being held on our land.

 

If we become aware of bonfires being built on our land, we treat this in the same way as illegal fly-tipping. This means we may remove materials we consider to be particularly harmful or dangerous, providing it is safe for us to do so. We are unable to remove all materials immediately and will make plans for the clearance of the site at some point in the future.

 

If you wish to discuss this in any more detail, please speak to Clive Thomas, our Estates Officer on:

Clive.Thomas@v2c.org.uk

0300 123 2100

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