Winchester City Council is asking residents not to burn garden or household waste during the current Coronavirus Crisis.
The Council said: “With more people at home susceptible to the side effects of inhaling smoke due to respiratory illness like Covid-19, it’s likely that your neighbours will be adversely affected by bonfires.
“Our advice is either to compost garden waste or keep it in a safe place until these restrictions are lifted.
“If you’re affected by smoke caused from bonfires or BBQs, please do speak to your neighbour first (and be mindful of social distancing) as they might be unaware of the impact it is having on you.”
If you have any concerns about environmental issues in your neighbourhood, please contact our team on 01962 848097, email: EH@winchester.gov.uk, or visit: www.winchester.gov.uk/environment