Bonfires and Noise

We are calling on households to think of their neighbours and avoid lighting bonfires during the COVID-19 pandemic lock down. Bonfire smoke can have a harmful effect on people with health problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis.It also causes significant problems for people suffering with coronavirus symptoms.

In terraced and semi-detached properties everyday household living generates noise, whether that’s the washing machine, doors closing, or the TV. However, disputes can occur when people are inconsiderate to others in how much noise they create.  It is important to acknowledge the noise your household creates and think about the impact it might have on your neighbours.

If you are approached/contacted by a neighbour and asked to keep your noise down react positively.  Respect their right to enjoy their home without hearing all that is going on in yours. Keep in mind the need to maintain a 2 metre distance from any of your neighbours.

In addition to the request from Broxtowe Borough Council, I have seen several pleas to neighbours including the following sent to us earlier:

In these days when it’s sunny, and we want to use our gardens, dry washing, open our windows and breathe easily, can people please NOT have bonfires during the daytime? Thanks.

It’s simple, just think of others!

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