***Important Information about Bonfires***

***Important Information about Bonfires***

Wroughton Parish Council along with Swindon Borough Council request residents stop having bonfires with immediate effect. There have been several complaints regarding residents having bonfires which also involve bonfires at the allotment site. It is especially important that residents stop this because of the increased number of vulnerable residents who are at much greater risk of health problems from smoke if they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

Please read the following message from SBC:

🔥Important information on bonfires 🔥
Following a series of complaints, we are advising that bonfires should be avoided at all costs during this time of crisis as they can:
👉Cause difficulties for residents with breathing problems as well as those displaying symptoms of COVID-19
👉Release toxic smoke when some items are burnt
👉Upset neighbours who want to open windows and enjoy their gardens
👉Quickly get out of control and put additional pressures on emergency respondents
Burning household waste, DIY waste, plastic, treated wood and other items is an offence. Our Environmental Health Officers are proactively investigating reports of bonfires which may result in enforcement action. For more information on bonfires and enforcement visit: http://ow.ly/wo0h50z8YXD
If your household has produced additional waste in the recent weeks you will need to keep hold of this and take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centre when it reopens. For advice on managing and minimising your waste please visit: http://ow.ly/Xzil50z8YXz
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