Bonfires during Covid-19

During this time when the Government are instructing us all to stay at home, we are strongly recommending that no one has a bonfire.

With more people at home and COVID-19 increasing the susceptibility of people to smoke due to respiratory illness, there is a high probability neighbours will be adversely affected if you have a bonfire.

If you are affected by bonfire smoke, we advise that you talk to your neighbours, while maintaining social distancing, as they may not be aware of the impact it is having on you. If this approach fails, you can contact MSDC, and they will attempt to resolve the matter informally.

Whilst we hope that common sense will prevail, please note that the MSDC can issue Fixed Penalty Notices (£100) in situations where people continue to burn despite being asked to stop.

MSDC Environmental Team can be contacted in the following ways;

Tel: 01444 477 292

Email: pollution@midsussex.gov.uk

Or Online via the following link;

https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/environment/smoke/

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