South Ward Allotments

At Kennington, Oxford

Code Of Practice for Bonfires on Allotment Sites

  1. Bonfires must be supervised and attended at all times either in a communal area or on theĀ  tenant’s own plot.
  2. No household rubbish, rubber, plastic (including bottles and bags), foam, tyres or oils should be burnt on site.
  3. If a communal area is provided then this should be used in preference to a tenant’s own plot.
  4. Bonfires must not be positioned within four feet of any fencing, hedging, shed or other buildings or within two feet of a pathway or roadway.
  5. Any tenant found to have caused damage with a bonfire shall be liable for the full costs of repair or replacement.
  6. There are to be no bonfires on Bank or Public Holidays and the site restrictions on lighting times for bonfires must be obeyed.
  7. Only dry material should be burnt and wherever possible composting and/or shredders should be used in preference to burning.
  8. “No bonfire shall cause a smoke nuisance to the surrounding residents” as stated in Section 79(1)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
  9. Any tenant found to be causing a smoke nuisance by the Environmental Health Department and/or a Committee Member or be in breach of this Code of Practice may have their alltoment tenancy terminated.