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to find back garden bonfires bloody annoying?!

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PassMeTheKleenex Wed 30-Jun-10 17:20:16

I hung my washing out, left the back door open for some fresh air... and 10 mins later, notice the distinct smell of bonfire smoke.

We get on really well with the neighbours, so I am not going to say anything - but it is so annoying that the smell is wafting straight onto my clean washing. I brought it all back in, and only one thing smells...but still.

It looks like there is a special effects smoke machine in our garden!!

LoveBeingAsleep Wed 30-Jun-10 17:21:28

I hate this, its the bastards at the bottom of my garden that normally do it!

prozacfairy Wed 30-Jun-10 17:49:56

YANBU I hate this! The neighbours who backed onto where we used to live burnt everything: garden waste, tyres other random shit. Would hang washing out before leaving for work and come home to find it smelling like it had been on the bonfire and needed washing again angry

Once had to wash baby's bedding 3 times again before smell would go coz the selfish fuckers had been burning rubber and plastic angry angry angry ThenDP had to physically stop me going round there to kill them!

NomNom Wed 30-Jun-10 17:54:41

Ha! you should try living opposite allotments.

prozacfairy Wed 30-Jun-10 17:54:59

Oh and I had to keep the toddler inside due to the smoke as well as keep the doors and windows shut which meant either trapping the dog (alsation) inside or outside either way incredibly unfair on her especially in hot weather and the selfish crap burning neighbours always seemed to pick heatwaves to do this.

CerealOffender Wed 30-Jun-10 17:57:45

prozac you should phone environmental health about the tyre burning

sarah293 Wed 30-Jun-10 17:59:31

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FionaSH Wed 30-Jun-10 18:00:55

YANBU. Pet hate of mine.

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 30-Jun-10 18:02:52

Against the law in London. We have lovely clean air grin.

sarah293 Wed 30-Jun-10 18:04:50

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prozacfairy Wed 30-Jun-10 18:06:02

Someone else did I think but they did eff all. they were known to the police due to amount of domestics they had (drunk yob 1 running round garden, defending himself with a pillow from drunken yob 2 who was chasing him with large knife, all while drunken yobbette was screaming at them both to stop "you dont have to fight over me!" at 4 friggin am). Sooooo glad I dont live there anymore smile

PassMeTheKleenex Wed 30-Jun-10 18:09:08

Late evening I wouldn't mind so much (although I have been known to leave washing out overnight wink)

Prozac - you definitely have it worse than we do. Neighbours have cut down lots of trees & bushes recently, so they have a pile of green stuff to burn. Am hopeful it won't take too long...

mintyfresh Wed 30-Jun-10 20:04:06


We had this problem a lot last year but DH went and had a word with the offending neighbour and I guess he's learned from it!!

I wouldn't mind in autumn or later in the evening but on a glorious summers day with the washing out and kids in the garden then it's not on at all!

PeedOffWithNits Wed 30-Jun-10 20:09:19

i thought there were laws on when you can light up?

even if there are not, common decency says you ask/tell your neighbours so you dont wreck their washing/plans for a BBQ

maristella Wed 30-Jun-10 20:14:37

when my neighbours last had a bonfire, it was still smoking the next morning angry
it was less than 2 metres from the nearest car!

BeenBeta Wed 30-Jun-10 20:21:42

This is happening because local authorities charge for collecting garden waste and large items of rubbish.

People just burn it or dump it instead.

sarah293 Thu 01-Jul-10 08:28:13

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LoveBeingAsleep Thu 01-Jul-10 09:00:49

Riven you're right they do but thats only cause you add oil and meat to the smoke [yuck]

Galena Thu 01-Jul-10 09:05:59

We burned LOADS of old fencing earlier this year, but we only did it late evening and we knocked on our neighbours' doors if we saw they had washing out and didn't light it till it was in. Hopefully we're considerate neighbours!

Latootle Mon 30-May-11 17:17:06

check but I dont think it is allowed till at least 6pm

Yukana Mon 30-May-11 17:28:45

I don't mind bonfires. Except they have to be on or around bonfire night. Other than that, I'd say for the love of nature just don't.

Mandy2003 Mon 30-May-11 17:38:16

Why aren't they illegal everywhere? My Dad said I should burn garden waste but having lived so long in London before moving to the country I couldn't face the idea. There's empty land beyond my garden, no-one minds me filling it up with green waste.

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