Plotholders may have bonfires to burn diseased plants and material which is difficult to compost, but may not burn material that may harm the soil – no paint, bitumen (roofing felt), plastics, etc. The bonfire must be managed safely at all times and must be left in a safe condition when the plotholder leaves the site.
A bonfire must not be allowed to create a nuisance to other tenants or neighbours. Please think about the timing of your bonfire. Having a bonfire on a sunny bank holiday weekend is likely to cause more nuisance than at the end of a dull day in January.
Complaints about bonfires are investigated by the pollution control service and can result in a fixed penalty notice, legal action and the termination of the allotment tenancy.