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Bonfires – keeping you safe

Bonfires can be extremely dangerous when they are not managed properly. They can also lead to ASB issues and be a nuisance for many neighbourhoods. 

As you would imagine, we receive the most complaints about bonfires around the time of bonfire night, but there are also issues throughout the winter season. 

There are some things that you can do to help us keep you and your neighbourhood safe. Such as, please contact us about dangerous bonfires or piles of rubbish that could be set alight in your neighbourhood. 


What makes a bonfire unsafe: 

  • When it is too close to a building, road, power lines, trees and utility supply points 
  • When it is poorly stacked, too tall and unstable 
  • NEVER put white goods, cylinders, gas canisters, petrol, oil or chemical drums, tyres, foam filled furniture/carpets on a bonfire 
  • Also, you should NEVER spray or throw petrol on to bonfires. 


For safety advice please call 0330 175 9540. 


As many of you will already be aware, we don’t allow bonfires on land that belongs to Incommunities, this includes gardens. We would always urge people, particularly those with young children, to go to properly organised displays. 

You can find out more information about organised bonfires and firework displays on the Visit Bradford website 

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