“Bonfires are Anti-Social
When we talk about anti-social behaviour nowadays we usually imagine it to be one of a multitude of misbehaviours like binge drinking, inconsiderate neighbours or reckless driving. Whilst this type of behaviour is certainly selfish there are other forms of anti-social behaviour which have an even greater impact on neighbourhoods but often go unreported or resolved. The issue I refer to is the act of burning rubbish in gardens; bonfires!
The problem with bonfires are many; they produce clouds of smelly, choking smoke which permeates every corner of the house; the smoke may be toxic, dependant on what is being burnt and a single bonfire is likely to release more carbon into the atmosphere in one afternoon than a gas guzzling diesel engine does in a whole year!
As an asthmatic with a young family I do my best to avoid situations in which I and my family are exposed to fumes and smoke, but how can I avoid it if it’s a bonfire that’s producing the smoke?
I would like to see the burning of any waste in gardens made illegal; after all businesses are not allowed to simply burn their waste so why should homeowners?”
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