Petition to: ban bonfires during Covid 19 lockdown.

Rejected petition

We the undersigned petition Runnymede Borough Council to ban bonfires during Covid 19 lockdown.

More details from petition creator

Fire and rescue operators are being distracted by inconsiderate residents lighting bonfires. The alarming rise in the number of garden fires during the Covid 19 lockdown is of danger to residents with asthma and other health concerns. It is important that all residents of Runnymede should be able to open their windows for ventilation (recommended by physicians) and step outside to breath fresh air during this lockdown. Many local authorities across the UK have already taken this decision.

Petition Rejected

This petition has been rejected because:

  • It was an issue for which an e-petition is not the appropriate channel

Additional information about this rejection:
The Council has no immediate legal powers to place a blanket ban on bonfires but does encourage residents not to have them especially during the current lockdown. Website and social media being updated to reflect this.