Fire Service asks people to be neighbourly

Uckfield Fire Service

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking members of the public to look out for their neighbours by not having bonfires.

With the majority of people at home all day, garden bonfires are becoming more common. However burning garden waste can mean smoke drifts into other people’s gardens and homes.

The Service is particularly concerned about how this will affect people who may already be struggling to breathe because of Covid 19 symptoms.”

Instead gardeners are asked to either wait for recycling centres to re-open or to use clippings to create compost heaps.

The Service is also reminding the public that nuisance bonfires can result in fines of up to £20,000 from local authorities.

https://www.gov.uk/garden-bonfires-rules

Read our bonfire safety advice:

https://www.esfrs.org/your-safety/safer-homes/bonfires/