There are clear council guidelines on bonfires and it makes sense to know them.
There comes a time when a bonfire just seems the most sensible thing. However, arguments about bonfires often cause strife between neighbours, and the council is very keen that allotmentholders should not cause trouble with people in nearby houses. For this reason they ask allotmentholders to keep bonfires to an absolute minimum. Click the button above to go to the Council’s website.
You are a tenant of the council, and they do have a say in what you do. Be sensible and avoid getting into an awkward or stressful situation. Here are some guidelines.
There have, on some sites, been problems with householders who have reacted violently and unreasonably to anyone having bonfires, even if the smoke is not drifting to their property. Anyone who is not an allotmentholder is technically trespassing if they come onto an allotment site without the permission of the council or the invitation of a plotholder.
If they become abusive, threatening or out of control it is entirely reasonable for you to call the police. If you feel your safety is in jeopardy, or that a crime eg assault is about to occur, it would be appropriate to dial 999 and to tell the person that you have done so.