neighbours bonfire

(14 Posts)
greengreenten Sat 02-Jan-16 18:00:41

So, they keep lighting a bonfire (ok rural area) and we've mentioned that it's a pain/ antisocial and all the rest but tonight they've done it again. Suggested where they could take the waste (cutting down huge conifers). Burning live green waste and thick, very smelly smoke blowing over the road, terrible visibility and obviously dangerous.

They're new neighbours. All amicable so far but now I think they're taking the **ss no?

FlatOnTheHill Sat 02-Jan-16 18:05:47

What was their attitude when you mentioned it to them before?
How far away from your property is the bonnie?
Sorry for the questions but trying to get gist

greengreenten Sat 02-Jan-16 18:09:53

Weirdly, they were very apologetic and didn't want to fall out with neighbours as they were new to the area etc. All very nice and reasonable.

Their house is opposite ours; theirs is closer to the road than ours but the smoke blows our way when the wind blows (all the time at the mo!) . I'm more concerned about the danger on the road although it does smoke us out too and their apparent turnaround in not wanting to upset the neighbours. Just got me wound up.

MoreGilmoreGirls Sat 02-Jan-16 18:11:17

They are quite within their rights to burn their rubbish on their property YABU

FlatOnTheHill Sat 02-Jan-16 18:16:07

I agree its their property etc etc but in saying that, they need to think of other neighbours too. I expect you cannot have any windows open for a bit of fresh air. If its constant then YANBU. Have other neighbours mentioned it to you or the bonnie family?

NeedsAsockamnesty Sat 02-Jan-16 18:19:36

They are not within their rights to be anti social or cause a danger

ThatsIrrelephant Sat 02-Jan-16 18:21:37

There are laws against the disturbances caused by bonfires - it causes pollution for one thing and then there's the issue about visibility for cars. Details, including about what you can do to take it further, are here: www.gov.uk/garden-bonfires-rules

GloriaHotcakes Sat 02-Jan-16 18:22:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

greengreenten Sat 02-Jan-16 18:31:54

Thanks each. I've looked up the laws. I know they can have a bonfire but the visibility thing is the real issue here.
I just wanted to gauge opinion.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 02-Jan-16 18:33:57

How frequently do they do it?

greengreenten Sat 02-Jan-16 18:36:46

2-3 times a week at the mo.

ThatsIrrelephant Sat 02-Jan-16 18:37:38

2-3 times a week is excessive!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 02-Jan-16 18:38:39

Ooh that's a lot.

I guess maybe if they've only just moved in they have a lot of clearing the garden to do. Hopefully it'll calm down soon when they've made thrir changes and get rid of all the rubbish.

greengreenten Sat 02-Jan-16 18:54:27

I know....I'm being very patient with them but views have been formed!!

They will get rid of all the waste one day and then the excuses will run out. It's more the attitude that has surprised me. I come from a 'get on with your neighbours' viewpoint and despite their protestations it seems that they don't really give a stuff. Hey ho.

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