PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS ALL BONFIRES HAVE BEEN BANNED BY KINGSTON COUNCIL

The following points apply in normal times:

  • Please try to avoid the use of fires by composting garden material or taking it to the Council recycling centre.

  • If you really need to have a fire, please make sure that you don’t annoy nearby residents or other allotment holders and please wait until dusk

  • Any fire must be sited well away from sheds, fences and trees. In addition, please follow the NSCA guidelines below:

    • Only burn dry garden material; never burn household rubbish, rubber tyres, or anything containing plastic, foam or paint.

    • Never use old engine oil, meths or petrol to light the fire or to encourage it.

    • Avoid lighting a fire in unsuitable weather conditions. Smoke hangs in the air on damp, still days. If it is windy, smoke may be blown into neighbours’ gardens and across roads.

    • Avoid burning when air pollution in your area is high. This information is included in weather forecasts, or you can check by ringing 0800 556 677 or at http://www.airquality.co.uk

    • Never leave a fire unattended or leave it to smoulder – douse it with water if necessary.