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Bonfires & Noxious Smoke

Parish News

There have been several incidences of noxious smoke over the village in the last few months.  The Parish Council has received complaints from many residents, not just because it is unpleasant and increasing the air pollution in the village, but also that it is seriously affecting those with respiratory problems.  We have spoken with the Environment Agency and have been told that any further incidents must be reported as they occur to the Environment Agency by anyone who is concerned or affected: the more reports they receive, the sooner this matter will be investigated.

If you are concerned or affected by this, please call the Environment Agency’s emergency incident line on 0800 807060.

As a reminder, waste needs to be disposed of properly and bonfires limited to garden waste. Even then, composting, chipping and cutting up for logs is a far more sensible approach to protect our health and look after our environment.