LETTER: Bonfires are a real nuisance

I write with regard to your report relating to a bonfire incident on Decoy Drive, Eastbourne [Herald, May 29], which two fire engine crews were called to attend.

The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are quoted as advising the public on the building of a safe bonfire. Surely your paper’s response should have been to condemn the practice of bonfires, which in the main are a nuisance to neighbours and can be avoided by the services of waste collection and the local dump.

With the advance of warm weather, when windows tend to be opened for the fresh air, is it not too much to hope that consideration will be given to all and prevent the smells invading our properties? Have a safe bonfire on November 5 by all means but refrain at all other times.

Derek Todd

Regents Place

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