Bonfires and Coronavirus

The following guidance has been issued by the Public Protection Partnership, a shared service provided by Bracknell Forest, Wokingham Borough, and West Berkshire Councils.

Bonfires and Environmental Health during Coronavirus Outbreak

Any evidence that indicates the advice below is not being followed and the risk to health and or the use or enjoyment of another’s property is being affected we will have no option but to serve a formal notice on the person responsible.  This may result in legal action.

At the moment, please do not be tempted to have a bonfire, particularly during the long Easter weekend.

A lot of people at home are vulnerable and any one of your neighbours might have respiratory issues or even be fighting the Coronavirus itself.  During this difficult time please put their needs first.

You can stockpile green waste, create a compost area or simply let the job wait until the civic amenity sites can re-open to the public.

To report an incident of a bonfire please use our Service Request form here .