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- Joe (30th Jun 2020 14:27:50)

What on earth possesses someone to light a ruddy great noxious bonfire on a wet windy day? Presumably lost their tiny thoughtless mind in lockdown. Don't you realise the rest of us are all stuck in your smoke you ignorant ******

Re: Bonfires
- Jane Adams (30th Jun 2020 17:18:47)

Easily the No1 subject on this forum over the years.

As its still happening its safe to assume the postings are having no effect.

Re: Bonfires
- Ann (30th Jun 2020 17:23:25)

People ought to click on coronavirus update and have a read, states there that people should refrain from having bonfires! 😬

Re: Bonfires
- Yellow bannanna Adrian (30th Jun 2020 19:47:01)

I think the bonfire man was using his head. You can't go to the tip at Bordon as you now need to be registered and get an appointment. So he chose a wet windy day when people would be indoors with windows closed.
If he or she lit the bonfire a warm sunny day when people are enjoying their gardens you may have a point.

Re: Bonfires
- Joe (30th Jun 2020 19:54:07)

Well this person is a gardener and doesn't have a house to retreat to at work. I didn't realise registering to take a load is so difficult that it's now ok to burn the household rubbish. My bad

Re: Bonfires
- John (1st Jul 2020 00:30:31)

Registering and getting an appointment at the Tip isn’t akin to climbing Everest, I did both in as much time as it took to type this post.

Re: Bonfires
- Julie (1st Jul 2020 17:42:34)

Although getting 1 at a weekend is a nightmare.

Re: Bonfires
- Paul (2nd Jul 2020 09:21:58)

Getting an appointment at the recycling centre couldn't be easier. It took all of 1 minute to book for last Saturday, and as they only let in 3 cars at once (Bordon HWRC) it was a zen-like experience of calm ....

Bonfires of garden waste don't bother me. But the regular burning of non-organic waste including plastics - that's not nice. It seems to be from a spot I can't quite identify near the railway bridge. Does anyone know who or exactly where that's coming from?

Re: Bonfires
- D (2nd Jul 2020 12:19:50)

Which railway bridge?

Re: Bonfires
- CK (2nd Jul 2020 19:28:24)

I appreciate that during lockdown we were advised by EHDC to refrain and I have done so. I also appreciate that burning non-organics like plastic is noxious. However, my garden does create its share of waste branches and I am not going to bother bringing them to the tip when I have a perfectly large enough space to have a little fire now and then maybe twice a year. I do pick what I hope are appropriate times later when most folks have gone in. If it offends someone I can only apologize.

Re: Bonfires
- Paul (2nd Jul 2020 21:31:57)

@D - the railway bridge nearest the station (Midhurst Road). For years (yes, years) someone burns non-organic material somewhere in that general area but I've never been able to pin-point the exact location.

Re: Bonfires
- Anthony (3rd Jul 2020 10:48:28)

I average 2 bonfires a year and follow the following rules:-
1 Only garden waste ( mainly fallen branches and hedge clippings) is burnt
2 Avoid bird nesting months
3 Avoid burning during a drought when surrounding vegetation is tinder dry.
4 Only burn when the prevailing wind direction is away from all neighbouring houses.
5 Avoid weekends .
6 Never leave unattended.

Re: Bonfires
- With_Respect (3rd Jul 2020 18:51:26)

I hear you Joe, Ann and others.

I’m tempted to say I’ll swap your bonfire for the FIFTEEN, yes, FIFTEEN, ten year olds from one of the local independent schools currently partying in my next door neighbours’ garden.

I console myself with the fact that the idiot parents paying the fees have achieved nothing.

You are correct though, bonfires are a disgrace. My point is that even those who consider themselves above the rest of us, are no better than the fire lighters.

One day, we’ll be normal again. Stay safe and well everyone.

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