September 22, 2007
Garden Bonfires - A Plea
Can we be the only residents in Metheringham who are sick to death of garden bonfires on lovely days? It is the same year in year out!
As soon as we have a lovely sunny day when you can throw open the windows and doors, hang the washing on the line and sit outside for lunch, some selfish unthinking person, to put it politely, lights a stinking garden bonfire, which means, closing all doors and windows, bringing in the washing and sitting inside until the said bonfire has stopped smoking.
May we remind these people that lighting bonfires when there is a breeze is against the law. We are totally fed up with having our bungalow filled with the smell, often acrid, and not being able to have our bedroom window open during the night when we are lucky enough to have the weather to do so.
To all bonfire lighters. Please think of your neighbours and neighbourhood and stop being so selfish.
Sue and Jim Greenslade